Paolo Rizzatto

The Paolo Rizzatto Story

Born in 1941 in Milan, Paolo Rizzatto earned his degree in architecture Milan Polytechnic in 1965. He co-founded the Italian lighting company, Luceplan, in 1978 with fellow designers, Riccardo Sarfatti and Sandra Severi. Rizzatto is a well-known contemporary lighting designer with projects on display in museums around the world including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and he's won numerous awards like the prestigious Compasso d'Oro and the Red Dot award. Rizzatto does freelance work in architecture, design and interior design.

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Why We Love Paolo Rizzatto

Rizzatto has designed for numerous top name companies like Artemide, Kartell, Flos and Arteluce as well as co-designing modern chandeliers like the famous Hope Suspension by Luceplan. Paolo Rizzatto has a way of working with plastic to make it stylish and to reveal its hidden properties and potential. His adjustable table lamp designs use new materials to form familiar shapes, considering human need and energy efficiency and improving on each model.

Noteworthy Lighting by Paolo Rizzatto

The Berenice Large Table Task Lamp by Luceplan is an icon of Paolo Rizzatto design, combining advanced technology with flexible performance.

In His Own Words

"When designing a new object, the aim is always doing something better than what has been done before."

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Paolo Rizzatto