Paolo Rizzatto

Paolo Rizzatto was born in 1941 in Milan. He took his degree in Architecture in I965 at the Milan Polytechnic.

In his studio he works as a freelancer in the field of architecture, design and interior design and continues to develop his experience as interior lighting designer.

In 1978 founded Luceplan togheter with Riccardo Sarfatti.

His architecture works include:

 He has designed for Arteluce, Artemide, Luceplan, Alias, Cassina, Nemo, Molteni, Knoll, Kartell, Philips, Montina, Thonet, Mandarina Duck, Guzzini, Lensvelt.

He has taught at various University Institutes: Università degli studi Abruzzese in Pescara, Columbia University in NewYork, Milan Polytecnic, Cranbrook center in Detroit, Washington University in Saint Louis, Architecture Institute in Moscou, Architects Association in Saint Petersburg.

His works have been published in magazines, catalogues and books in Italy and abroad.

Projects by him presented at Seminars or Exibitions of architecture and design, are included in the permanant collections of numerous Foundations and Museums: Architectural Associations in London, Milan Triennale, Wave Hill Museum Center in New York, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Museo della Scienza e della Tecnica in Milan, Camere con vista ad"Abitare il tempo"in Verona, "Creativitalia" in Tokio, "Halogen-20 jahre neues Licht" Durangewandte Kunst Museum in Cologne, "Capitales Européennes du nouveau design" Centre Pompidou in Paris, " Tecniques Discretes" Musée des Arts Decoratifs at the Louvre in Paris, "Mutants Materials" at the Museum of Modern art in New York.

He has been awarded numerous prizes, among which may be mentioned:

 

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Paolo Rizatto lighting designs for Flos:

- 265, 1973