Roberto Barbieri was born in Milan in 1942 and graduated as an architect at the Milan Polytechnic. From 1970 to 1975, Barbieri participated in a series of furnishing and living areas exhibitions organized by Universites, the Triennale di Milano and other associates.
Since 1980, he has been working with architecture, design and also teaching. As a designer, Roberto Barbieri has worked for numerous companies, such as Mobileffe, Esamobili, Moroso e Lema. For the last 10 years, he has been working with Zanotta.