Drocco / Mello is a design duo that together, among other products, designed the Cactus for Gufram in 1972.
Guido Drocco was born in San Benedetto Belbo, Cuneo in 1942. He graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Turin and worked professionally in the field of architecture and industrial design. In 1966 he became an architectural design lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Turin.
Franco Mello was born in Genoa in 1945. He lives and works in Turin and Spineto Scrivia. Mello works in the field of design, packaging, graphic design, publishing and art. He was involved in the review of books on art, design catalogues and posters for numerous artists from Arte Povera to Transavanguardia, including Piero Manzoni, Giulio Paolini, Giuseppe Peone, Alberto Burri, Yves Klein, Bridget Riley and Pinot Gallizio.