Paolo Rizzatto

Paolo Rizzatto was born in 1941 in Milan. He took his degree in Architecture in 1965 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 he founded Luceplan together with Riccardo Sarfatti. His architecture works include: Baby-kindergarten in Segrate (Milan) 1972; holiday house, Formentera (Baleari) 1976; residential district, Feltre (Belluno) 1974; house, Bazzano (Bologna) 1976; double house Montesiro (Milano) 1985;Old people’s home, Galliate (Novara) 1986;Factory and offices for Luceplan (Milano) 1997.

He designed for italian and international companies: Alias,Arteluce, Artemide, Cassina, Guzzini, Lensvelt, Kartell, Knoll, Luceplan, Mandarina Duck, Molteni, Montina, Nemo, Philips, Thonet.He received numerous prizes:Three "Compasso d’oro" (Milan) 1981, 1989, 1995; Lampe d’Argent Sil (Paris) 1988; Forum Design Cosmit (Milan); Lampe d’Or Sil (Paris) 1990; Design Plus Ambiente (Frankfurt) 1992; Product Award Lighting Fair (New York) 1992; Red Dot Award Design Innovations ?4 (Essen) 1994 European Community Design Prize (Hannover) 1996; Industrie Forum Design Prize (Hannover) 1996 Swiatlo ?9 (Warschau) 1999;"Good Design" Award, Chicago Athenaeum Museum (Chicago) 1999.

His works have been publicated in magazins, catalogues and publications in Italy and in foreign countries.His projects, which were presentated in seminaries or exhibitions of architecture and design, are exposed in permanent collections of various museums and foundation:Architectural Associations (London), Triennale Milan, Wave Hill Museum Center (New York), Museum of Modern Art (New York), Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Museo della Scienza e della Tecnica (Milan), Camere con vista in "Abitare il tempo" (Verona), "Creativitalia" (Tokio), "Halogen-20 Jahre neues Licht" "Museum fur angewandte Kunst" (Koln), "Capitales Europeennes du nouveau design" (Centre Pompidou Paris), "Tecniques Discretes" Musee des Arts Decoratifs Louvre (Paris), "Mutants Materials" Museum of Modern Art (New York).

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