Born in Milan in 1939, Bruno Gecchelin graduated in architecture from the Milan Polytechnic School.
Since 1962 he has been designing furniture, decorative items and lighting equipment. His most important professional experiences include the designing of office and electronic machinery for Olivetti, to start with together with Ettore Sottsass and later on his own, accessories for the Panda car for Fiat and air-conditioning equipment for Riello. Other companies for which he has worked include Fratelli Guzzini, Frau, Arteluce, Indesit, Busnelli, Shipper, Antonangeli, Ycami, Venini and Magneti Marelli.
His work has received many awards, those of greatest prestige being the ”Lampada D’Oro” in 1980, the BIO/Lubiana in 1982 and 1988 and the Compasso D’Oro in 1989 and 1991. He has been working with Oluce specifically since 1968, and in 1985 this co-operation was marked by a recommendation for the Compasso d’Oro award for the Personal table lamp.