Since 1954 SPD has worked with Italian design, seen it grow and develop into what we know it as today. The artist Nino di Salvatore set up SPD in 1954. As a painter and sculpturer, he has captivated and brought together artists, designers, professionals and students from across five different continents. Bruno Munari, Gio Ponti, Max Huber, Pino Tovaglia, Isao Hosoe have all taught at SPD. Guests at the school include Achille Castiglioni, Rodolfo Bonetto, Roberto Sambonet, Donald Norman and Tomato. Today, working along side our young designers, experimenting with real projects and designs, training new talent are Piero Lissoni, Stefano Giovannoni, Denis Santachiara, Andrea Branzi.