Massimo Bonetti, Giuseppe Manente, and Abramo Mion are Studio Kairos. After separate work experience across industrial design, academia, and as design consultants, the group founded Studio Kairos in 1980. Kairos in classic Greek means the right point, the right place, the right degree. In ancient Greece, it was also a concept that defined a way of operating or designing. This balanced combination of place and time is intended to apply to every new Kairos project. Their work includes projects for B&B Italia for whom they have been designing since 1984, and have won numerous awards including the Compasso d'Oro for Valante in 1994.