Tito Agnoli was born to Italian parents in Peru in 1931. A trained painter, he returned to Italy after the war and studied with Sironi, before graduating in Architecture in 1959. He became an assistant to Gio Ponti and Carlo de Carlo and from the early 1950s onwards collaborated with a number of prestigious Italian design companies. Some of his pieces for part of the permanent collection at the MoMa in New York. In 1978, he designed Lo Scaffale, Lema's first modular system for the living room.