Raul Barbieri was born just after World War II in Milan. He graduated in architecture at Milan Politecnico and started his career first as an associate in a studio.
Since 1989 Raul Barbieri has worked as a freelance designer. He founded his own design office whose main concerns are design, corporate identity and architecture. He has cooperated with various design schools and taught design at Paris 'Ecole Nationale Superieure de Creation Industrielle, LES ATELIER' and at Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan. He is also the coordinator of the Project Department at Industrial Design Association.