Born in Schio (Vicenza) in 1955, he approached the world of design as a self-taught person. In 1977 he met Ettore Sottsass in Milan. He became a partner of Sottsass Associati and in 1981 he was one of the founders of Memphis. Cibic immediately adopted the “experimentation as a praxis” method. At the end of the 1980s he founded Studio Cibic and in 1991 he launched Standard, his first self-produced collection. In those days he also started to perform research activities with schools, thus giving life to the concept of service design. Projects such as The Solid Side (1995) and New Stories New Design (2002) encourage a dynamic relationship between Man and space and propose an original way of designing places with reference to social interactions. With the same vocation Microrealities (2004) and Rethinking Happiness (2010), both featured at the Venice Biennial of Architecture, invented stories that aimed at increasing the opportunities for sharing in our collective lives. In 2010 he founded the Cibic Workshop, a multidisciplinary research centre, that still focuses on developing alternative and sustainable projects with a view to enhancing the territory and defining a new awareness of public space. Aldo Cibic is professor of practice at the Tongji University college of Design & Innovation, Shanghai. During the years he taught at Politecnico di Milano, IUAV- Venice, Domus Academy - Milano and Tongji University - Shanghai.
Aldo Cibic has been included by the architecture magazine Domus in the guide to the world's best architects “100+ best architecture firms 2019”.