Francisco Gomez Paz / Paolo Rizzatto
In 2000 he works as tutor for Domus Academy and since then has collaborated with them in the fields of research and teaching. He is former Design Manager of Domus Design Lab.
After working for architect Paolo Rizzato for four years he opens his own studio in Milan, developing product and communication projects for design studios and companies in Europe and Argentina: BMW, Danese Milano, Driade, Domus Academy, Paolo Rizzatto, Alberto Meda, Olivetti, Sector Pirelli, Conven, Apen Group, Italkero and Sumampa.
Received several international prizes: Design Preis Schweiz, Honorable Mention (1999), LG Competition Korea, 2 Honorable Mention (1999), ID Magazine Annual Design Review (2000), BMW/Domus “A key for future mobile solutions”, First Prize (2001), Design Report Award nomination (2001), Design Report Award (2004), Special Mention.
Exhibited at Future Concept Lab Seminars, Salone Satellite 2001 and 2004 and Fuori Saloni 2002, 2003 and 2005 at Milano.
His projects have been published by main design pubblications.
Paolo Rizzatto was born in 1941 in Milan. He took his degree in Architecture in I965 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 founded Luceplan togheter with Riccardo Sarfatti.
His architecture works include:
Daycare center in Segrate (Milan),1972.
Single family vacation home in Formentera (Baleares),1973.
Residential quarter in Feltre (Belluno),1974.
Suburban home in Bazzano(Bologna),1976.
Double family Housing in Montesiro (Milano),1985.
Home for elderly in Galliate (Novara),1986.
Luceplan Factory and Headquarters in Milano,1997.
He has designed for Arteluce, Artemide, Luceplan, Alias, Cassina, Nemo, Molteni, Knoll, Kartell, Philips, Montina, Thonet, Mandarina Duck, Guzzini, Lensvelt.
He has taught at various University Institutes: Università degli studi Abruzzese in Pescara, Columbia University in NewYork, Milan Polytecnic, Cranbrook center in Detroit, Washington University in Saint Louis, Architecture Institute in Moscou, Architects Association in Saint Petersburg.
His works have been publihed in magazines, catalogues and books in Italy and abroad.