After a degree in architecture at the Milan Polytechnic, he trained for the profession in the Milan of the ‘50s and was an assistant professor of interior design in architecture (1953-1958).
In the area of Industrial Design in the ‘50s, he was one of the first to deal with this problem. He is among the founders of ADI of which he is currently an honorary member. He was part of the various Executive Committees and Working Boards of the same association.
He has taught Industrial Design at the Istituto Superiore d’Arte of Venice and abroad at the Experimental Insitute of Shizuoka in Japan. He has held numerous conferences and participated in Round Table discussions in Italy and abroad, especially in France, Germany, Portugal, the United States, Japan, China, India and Thailand. He participated in numerous juries for architectural and industrial design competitions in Italy and abroad.
Many objects designed by Sergio Asti are present in collections of the most important museums and in private collections in italy and abroad. He has received important recognition on various occasions: Triennale of Milano, Compasso d’Oro, MoMA in New York, Philadelphia Museum, Bienale Industrijskega Oblikovanja inLubiana, and received prizes abroad in France and Japan. He has held many personal shows as well as collective shows in Italy, Canada, the United States, Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Brazil and France.