Giovanni Lauda was born in 1956 in Naples, where he gained a degree in architecture and was a member of the Morozzi & Partners studio from 1988 to 1991. In 1992 he opened the D&L Studio together with Dante Donegani. He created products in the home sector for Sedie & Company, Uchino, Play line, Le Cose Nostre, Edra, Radice Lucepland and Viceversa. Giovanni Lauda has designed furnishings for homes and stores, staging for art exhibitions, and commercial layouts. In 1996 he participated in the creation of an exhibition entitles "Italian design from 1964 to 1990" at the Triennale of Milan, and contributed to an exhibition called "Italy and Japan: Design as Lifestyle" in 2001. He has been teaching at the Domus Academy in Milan since 1993.