Davide Oldani, the creator of Cucina POP opened his restaurant D'O, in 2003, in his hometown of Cornaredo, near Milan. One year after opening, the world's most authoritative food guides counted him amongst the greatest chefs of contemporary Italian cuisine. Prior to opening D'O, Davide Oldani worked with Gualtiero Marchesi, Albert Roux, Alain Ducasse and Pierre Hermé.
In December 2008, Davide Oldani was awarded the Ambrogino d'Oro by the City of Milan. In November 2013 he was invited to Harvard Business School to share his experience as an entrepreneur following a case history about his restaurant which was published in the Harvard Business School Review: the economics professors at the university defined his approach and his organization applicable to many different sectors, not only to restaurants.
His activity as a designer is born from keen observation of his guests and their habits. Tables, chairs, dishes, tableware and glassware are inspired by the Cucina POP philosophy: simple, functional, elegant.