Paolo Rizzatto was born in 1941 in Milan. He graduated from Politecnico di Milano University in 1965 with a degree in architecture. In 1978, Rizzatto established Luceplan together with Riccardo Sarfatti. He works in the field of architecture, design and interior design and continues to develop his experience as an interior lighting designer. Rizzato has also taught at various institutions worldwide, including: Columbia University (New York), Politecnico di Milano University (Milan), Cranbrook Art Center (Detroit), Washington University (Saint Louis), Architecture Institute (Moscow), and Architects Association (Saint Petersburg). The designer has been awarded numerous prizes, including three Compasso d'Oro, Design Plus Ambiente, Red Dot Award Design Innovations, Good Design Award by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum.