He attended the Art History Faculty at Ca'Foscary University after working in his family's gallery of art glass and antiques. He first became interested in contemporary glass art during his twenties, through his friendship with the Venini de Santillana family. In 1990, he began a collaboration with Laura de Santillana. He helped her in the production of her work, and in doing so gained a great deal of experience in the art of glass making. Shortly after, he began concentrating on his own work with the help of Archimede Seguso. Currently, he enjoys working in his own studio in Venice