After graduating in Architecture from Milan Polytechnic, Sergio Asti opened his city-centre studio in 1953, establishing himself as one of the top Italian industrial designers and becoming a founder member of the ADI (Italian Industrial Design Association).
Many of the articles that he has designed are today part of collections in prestigious Design Museums around the world. For FontanaArte, he designed Daruma, a table lamp in blown glass, in the catalogue since 1968. Right from the start he was also heavily involved in the design of public and private buildings, interiors and layouts, including: the Fiat showroom (Milan, 1964), the President’s Offices at FISI, the Italian Winter Sports Federation (Milan, 1976), layouts for numerous temporary exhibitions at the Triennale, La Rinascente and Eurodomus.
He taught at the Art High School in Venice and at the Experimental High School in Shizuoka, Japan.