Paolo Rizzatto


He was born in Milan in 1941 and graduated in architecture from the Polytechnic University of Milan. He works on the construction and interior design of single-family houses and public buildings in Milan, Bologna, Novara, Chieti and Formentera. In 1991, he began his collaboration with Alias, for which he designed the Young Lady armchair, followed by the Young Boy stool in 1993, and the Flexus sofa in 2000. He also designed the New Lady and New Lady Soft chairs in 2018, the Violon armchair in 2022, and the Plettro table collection, which received the Archiproduct Design Award in the same year. Since 1997, he has taught courses in light design at the Domus Academy and the Polytechnic University of Milan, where he lives and works.

I always seek the harmony

"I always try to take into account all the components involved without letting one prevail over the other. These components are historical, typological, functional, use, formal, technical, industrial, economic, commercial, ecological. The relationships between the different components are complex in quality and infinite in number. I always seek the harmony between each part and of the parts with the whole." Paolo Rizzatto