Borri Manuel was born in Genoa in 1983. He graduated in Industrial Design from the University of Genoa, Faculty of Architecture. After the degree he started to work in the automotive industry. In 2008 he left the automotive industry to engage in the world of lighting furniture, his main passion, going to work for one of the most important companies in the lighting design sector. The acquired experience and professional growth led him to undertake a new experience: to found the Diagora Design studio which, currently, collaborates with some of the most important European realities of lighting & product design.