Paolo Rizzatto was born in 1941 in Milan. He graduated from Politecnico di Milano University in 1965 with a degree in architecture. In 1978, Paolo and Riccardo Sarfatti established Luceplan. In addition to his architecture and design work, he has taught at various institutions worldwide, including Columbia University in New York, Politecnico di Milano University in Milan, Cranbrook Art Center in Detroit, Washington University in Saint Louis, Architecture Institute in Moscow, and Architects Association in Saint Petersburg. He continues to develop experience as a lighting designer and has become an incon in the fields of architecture, designer and interior design. Paolo Rizzatto’s lighting pieces have been awarded numerous prizes, including three “Compasso d′Oro,” the Design Plus Ambiente, the Red Dot Award Design Innovations, and a Good Design Award by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum. FLOS favorites by Paolo Rizzatto: 265 Mod Lights.