Paolo Rizzatto

Paolo Rizzatto was born in 1941 in Milan, where he took a degree at the Polytechnic in 1965.

In his studio he works in the fields of architecture, interior design, light and product design, collaborating with companies like Alias, Arteluce, Artemide, Cassina, Fiam, Guzzini, Lensvelt, Luceplan, Molteni, Montina, Knoll, Kartell, Philips, Poltrona Frau, Serralunga, Thonet.

In 1978 he founded Luceplan together with Riccardo Sarfatti.

His works are part of the permanent collections of many museums, including Victoria and Albert Museum (London), MOMA (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris) and Permanent Collection of Design at Triennale (Milan).

He has received many prizes and honors, among which:

Five “Compasso d’oro” ADI / Milan 1981, 1989, 1995, 2008 and 2011 - “La Lampe d’Argent“ Sil / Paris 1988 - “Forum Design” Cosmit / Milan 1988- “La Lampe d’Or” Sil / Paris 1990 - “Design Plus” design / Frankfurt 1992 e 2006 - “Design Plus” ambiente / Frankfurt 1992 - Product Award Lighting Fair / New York 1992 - European Community Design Prize / Amsterdam 1994 - Two “Red Dot Award” Design Innovations / Essen 1994 and 2010 - Industrie Forum Design Prize / Hannover 1996 - Two “Good Design Awards” Athenaeum Museum / Chicago 1999 and 2010 - Swiatlo ’99 / Varsavia 1999 - Winner of the international competition for the re-design of “Darsena di Milano” / Milan 2004 - “Light of de Future” Energy saving sources / Frankfurt 2006 - Prize of the Prizes for Innovation / Rome 2011.

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