Michele Romani and Mauro Saccani were both born in 1970 in Milan.
After graduating in industrial design at the Istituto Statale d’Arte di Monza, they obtained a degree in architecture at the Politecnico di Milano in 1998.
They founded the design studio ROMANI SACCANI ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS in 1999.
They worked together on the proposal for the redevelopment and landscape enhancement of the historic settlement “The Five Courts of Bernate” in Arcore Municipality, which was awarded as a positive experience by the Lombardy Region in 2009. After having collaborated as freelancers with some architecture firms around Milan and having participated in several design and architecture competitions (in 1999 they won the 3rd prize in the competition for the renovation and expansion of the offices of the Municipality of Ornago with the project”Il cubo e la piazza”) ,today they are increasingly oriented towards the product design sector. Their current projects include numerous collaborations with design companies in both the lighting sector and in the furniture/interior accessories sector.
For Vistosi they have designed many successful collections: Diadema in 2005, both 24Pearls and Cloth in 2009, Novecento in 2013, Puppet in 2015, Cristallina in 2017 and Puppet Ring, the most recent in 2019.
Each of their new concepts stems from a conscious reinterpretation of the past, becoming a blend between imagination and pragmatism, challenging the seriousness of standards and customs.
The “simpler” the original idea, the more successful the project will be: therefore “simple”, which never means trivial, is understood as the primary form of elegance and a rejection of excess and vulgarity, as a clean and pure ability to communicate an authentic message.
2003 the Boomerang product by Linfa Design was selected by Italian Design on Tour, I.DoT
2006 the Diadema lamp by Vistosi and the Ark coffee table by Acerbis International were selected by Italian Design on Tour, I.DoT
2006 the collection of Diadema lamps by Vistosi received a mention from the ADI Design Index, the preliminary selection at the XXI edition of the Compasso d’Oro Award constituting their first prestigious award.
2016 they won the first edition of the VSL Award launched by Rete di Imprese, Luce in Veneto for the “Best decorative classic style lamp”.
Their products have been published on the pages of the most renowned magazines in the sector such as: Domus, ABITARE, INTERNI Magazine and its king-size special edition, Ottagono, CasAmica as part of Corriere della Sera, RCasa&Design in La Repubblica, Design Diffusion News, Bravacasa, CASA Facile and mentioned on important web portals such as: Architonic, Archiproduct, Archiexpo, Archilovers, Edilportale, Houzz, Homify and 1stdibis.