Paolo Rizzatto was born in 1941 in Milan and graduated in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano in 1965.
In his Milanese studio he works as freelance professional in the field of architecture, interior design, and design. In 1978 he founded the company Luceplan with Riccardo Sarfatti.
He designed for several italian and foreign companies: Alias, Arteluce, Artemide, Cassina, Danese, Driade, Fiam, Flos, Guzzini, Knoll, Kartell, Lensvelt, Luceplan, Molteni, Montina, Nemo, Philips, Poltrona Frau, Segis, Serralunga, Thonet, Veneta Cucine.
He gave classes and conferences in many University Institutes: Columbia University of NewYork, Politecnico di Milano, Cranbrook Center in Detroit, Washington University in Saint Louis, Architecture Institute in Moscou, Università degli Studi di Palermo, IUAV in Venezia.
His works have been presented in seminars, architecture and design exhibitions, and are included in many permanent collections and foundations: Triennale di Milano, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Museo della Scienza e della Tecnica in Milan, Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. He won several prizes, such as Compasso d’oro in 1981, 1989, 1995, 2008 and 2011, the “Premio dei Premi per l’Innovazione” in Rome in 2011, and the international competition for the urban renovation of Darsena of Milan in 2004.