Paolo Rizzatto was born in 1941 in Milan and graduated from Politecnico di Milano University in 1965 with a degree in architecture. In 1978, Rizzatto established Luceplan together with Riccardo Sarfatti.
The designer works in the fields of architecture, design and interior design and continues to develop his experience as an interior lighting designer. He 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).
Rizzatto 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.