The studio was founded in 1989 from the encounter between Marcella Spinelli and Marcello Oggioni. From the very beginning, the two designers carried out several collaborations with leading brands of furniture. Now they deal with pure design projects but also style consulting as art directors. Moreover, the activities of Studio Controdesign embraced also projects that involved the main companies of the textile industry. From 2007 to 2013 they joined a collaboration with the director and stylists of the magazine Casa Brava.