His name was Michele. At the time,starting working at the age of 12,wasn’t considered as a scandal, as long as you had the chance to work for a serious company, which would teach you an honest job. This is how a young boy started his career as a prototype maker. In fact, he became so good at it that by the age of 17, Bruno Gatta - owner of Stilnovo back then, i.e. one of the first companies to build the reputation of Italian lighting design - asked him to work for him.