Luceplan was founded in 1978 by Italian architects Riccardo Sarfatti, Sandra Severi, and Paolo Rizzatto to custom design lighting fixtures for the commercial and industrial sectors in Europe. But with designs that also appealed to the residential market, Luceplan has created products with this market in mind since 1981. Merging new design and technological solutions with enduring style, quality, function, and efficiency, Luceplan products are extremely popular in Europe and have been available in the U.S. since 1978.
Paolo Rizzatto was born in 1941 in Milan. He took his degree in Architecture in I965 at the Milan Polytechnic. 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, Paolo Rizzatto founded Luceplan together with Riccardo Sarfatti. He has designed for Arteluce, Artemide, Luceplan, Alias, Cassina, Nemo, Molteni, Knoll, Kartell, Philips, Montina, Thonet and Guzzini.View other products by Paolo Rizzatto
Sandro Colbertaldo was born in Padua in 1946. In 1954 he moved to Milan, where he still lives and works. He studied drawing and painting with Gian Luigi Giovanola, between 1962 and 1965. He studied with Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Guido Canella and Aldo Rossi at the Architecture Faculty of the Politecnico University of Milan. During the university period, he had the chance to frequent the Milanese study of Mario Schifano. He got in contact with the avant-gard of the Italian Pop-Art, which influenced a series of pictures, entitled "Chiquita-Banana". After taking his degree, he spent almost three years in Algiers, working as an architect for the Department of Health, in the field of civil cooperation. He travelled across North Africa. The flamingo drawings belong to this period In 1975 he returned to Milan: he worked as a Design and Image consultant for Kartell and Bassetti. In 1975 he stayed in New York for the first time and from there he came back with his first "travel book": a collection of drawings and collages in the form of daily notes, which will be a constant of his artistic work. He collaborated to the course of Architectural Composition held by Prof. Antonio Monestiroli at the Architecture Faculty of Milan, between 1978 and 1981. He took part to various national and international architecture competitions. He collaborated with different design companies. He won in 1981 the ADI-Compasso d'Oro prize with Luceplan. He collaborated with various design magazines, and in particular with Modo and Interni. He worked at various public and private buildings, analyzing the relation between pictorial language and architectural composition. In 1993 he abandoned his profession as an architect, in order to dedicate himself exclusively to painting.