In 1984 he goes freelance and becomes involved in industrial and residential planning and industrial design. He designs products for national and international firms such as Sirrah Illuminazione, Prandina, CRAB, Disegnoluce, Andromeda, etc. He collaborates closely in the building design sector with Fabio Calore and Roberto Girardin, producing landmark industrial buildings. Since 1997 he has worked on several projects in collaboration with the architects Afra and Tobia Scarpa. From 1996 to 2000 he was art director for Andromeda of Venice. In 2002 ONO commissioned him to design a new line of household lamps together with Fiorenzo Valbonesi and Giancarlo Ventrucci. In 2003 he was appointed art director for ONO.
- Personal website: www.diegochilo.it