Aldo Cibic established himself as a designer over the course of a highly original, articulated learning journey. By the age of 22, he was already actively working in the studio of Ettore Sottsass, alongside the likes of Michele De Lucchi, Matteo Thun and Marco Zanini, and only three years later, in 1980, became a partner of the studio Sottsass & Associati. That same year, in collaboration with Sottsass, Cibic became a founding member of Memphis – a collective association dedicated to design and architecture born of the desire “to free man of the mediocrity and conformism that pervades everyday life". The Memphis group would remain active until 1987.
Towards the end of the 80's, the designer began to reflect on a more personal concept of creativity, which inspired the launch of his first independent project. In line with his idea of a more human, less heroic form of design, Aldo Cibic came to a turning point in his career, choosing not only to design objects for the home, but also to sell them, anticipating the now common reality of the designer-entrepreneur by many years. Presenting his first self-produced collection, entitled “Standard”, to the public at his loft home in Milan, Cibic inaugurated a tradition of impromptu exhibitions, which have since become an intimate means of testing his design projects and continue to guide his research.
Inspired by intuition and emotions that go far beyond the canonical rules of composition, Aldo Cibic has never proposed a specific language or style; rather, he has always given preference to a multitude of creative languages and adopted many different forms of expression. The purpose of his work has never been that of establishing a fixed point of reference or of creating a genre, but rather, of creating a means by which to shift energies, arouse visions and develop ideas.