Paolo Rizzatto was born in 1941 in Milan. He took his degree in Architecture in 1965 at the Milan Polytechnic. He worked in his own studio as a freelancer in the field of architecture, design and interior design and continued to develop his experience as an interior lighting designer. In 1978 he founded Luceplan together with Riccardo Sarfatti. He's designed for Arteluce, Artemide, Luceplan, Alias, Cassina, Nemo, Molteni, Knoll, Kartell, Philips, Montina, Thonet and Guzzini.