Lodovico Acerbis is the founder of Italian furniture group Acerbis. After completing a degree in business and economics in Milan, Lodovico joined the family furniture business. In 1971 he started to design pieces for the collection and changed the direction of the company through the development of its first series of storage systems. In 1977 he teamed together with designer Giotto Stoppino to further develop the Acerbis brand, a collaboration that lasted more than 15 years. By combining the formal experimentation carried out in the 1950s by Florence Knoll and Franco Albini, Acerbis with Stoppino developed a new direction focused on clever containers for storing things. Several projects designed by Lodovico Acerbis have won awards including the Compasso d'Oro and the Silver Award of Institute of Business Design, New York. Pieces from the collection are on permanent exhibition in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.