Born in Milan, she graduated from the Politecnico in Milan in 1951. She worked for the Zanuso practice from 1952 to 1963. Since 1963 she has worked as an independent professional in the fields of architecture and industrial design. She has given many lectures at prestigious universities all over the world and during 1981/83 she was appointed contact professor at the Architecture faculty of the Politecnico in Milan. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the XVI Triennale in Milano. Awards received: Compasso d'oro in 1979, Roscoe prize in 1978 and 1984, Premio Saiedue 1983, Bio 10 Gold Medal Ljubljana 1984, '85 Stuttgart Design Award, Design-Auswahl '90 Stuttgart. He has sat on many juries of international competitions. As well as contributions to specialist journals, he has published the book "Le dimensioni umane dell'abitazione" (Milan, Franco Angeli 1980) and the essay "La dimensione del domestico" (Milan, Franco Angeli 1983).