Born in Rimini in 1959, Roberto Semprini studied architecture in Florence. In 1987 he joined theBolidismo Movement which expresses design in a futuristic way.
After moving from Florence to Milan, he started working as a freelance journalist for several design magazines like Modo, Vouge Italia, L’Atelier (Paris) and ARDI (Barcelona).
In 1989 he designed the sofa “Tatlin” which was produced by Edra and it was among the winners of the prestigious TOP TEN in Dusseldorf. In 1994 he designed the table “Manta” produced by Fiam. It was one of the winners of the Young & Design awards. His products are part of the permanent collection of the Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts in Canada and the New Museum of Design in London.
In 2000 he moved to Rimini, where he opened “RM 12 Art & Design” which is a gallery and studio of Design.
Since 2006, the studio has realised high-impact projects in both domestic and public spaces. Some of these projects include the design of stands at the following exhibitions: Sia in Rimini, the Fuori Salone in Milano, the Abitare il Tempo in Verona, the Sun in Rimini. In 2007 he was invited by the Seoul Living Design Fair (Korea) to exhibit “The Italian / Korean house“.
He has collaborated with numerous design firms like Fiam, Moroso, Alivar, Rede Guzzini, Edra, Slide, Contempo, Dilmos, Pedrali, Morelato, Morfeus, Scab, Valdichienti, Edilco Scale, L2, Mastella, Marchetti Illuminazioni, ecc.
He gave lectures and seminars in various faculties of design such as the Faculty of Architecture of Florence, at Milan Polytechnic, the School of Engineering, University of Bologna, the IED Milan, the I. A.V. of Orleans and the School Elisava Barcelona, LABA Brescia, Politecnico of Milan and Tsingua University of Beijin.
He was a tenured professor at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera from 1996 to 2016 and is currently professor and Coordinator of the Course of Product design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. From 2015 he is a professor for Clear Reputation at the Politecnico di Milano.