Paolo Rizzatto (Milan, Italy 1941) earned his degree in architecture in 1956 at the Polytechnic of Milan. He works on architectural and design activities as a free-lance professional in his offices of via Bramante. From 1973 to 1976 he worked with the department of Composition of \\\"Libera Universita degll Studi Abruzzesi\\\" in Pescara.
Between 1969 and 1977 he designed several lamps which were produced by Arteluce. In 1978 he founded Luceplan with Riccardo Sarfatti. In the years that followed, he consolidated his experience in evnironmental lighting design thanks to his involvement with major projects in Italy and abroad. In 1981 he won the XII \\\" Compasso d’ Oro\\\" award for industrial design with his design of a lamp. Between 1985 and 1987 he designed for Busnelli and Molteni and was also involved with interior architecture, planning settings, exhibitions and private apartments. Together with architect Antonio Monestiroli, he continued his architectural design activities.
He has participated in national and international contests: Piazza Fontana-Milan 1968, Teatro-Udine 1974, Piazza-Ancona 1978, Les Balles-Paris 1979. Some of his architectural works include: a Nursery school in Segrate (Milan) 1972; single-family vacation home in Formentera (Baleari) 1972; Residential area in Peltre (Belluno) 1973; Suburban villa in Bazzano (Bologna) 1976; two-family houses in Montesiro (Milan) 1985; Home for the elderly in Galliate (Novara) 1986; Civic Center in Torricella Peligna (Chieti 1986. In 1989 he won the XV \\\"Compasso d’Oro\\\" award with the Lola lamp series, which together with the Berenice series prioduced by Luceplan, has been on exhibit in the \\\"Museum of Modern Art\\\" in New York since December 1989. In 1990 he was invited to Japan to represent Italian Design in the exhibition CREATIVITALIA in Tokyo. In 1991 he participated in the exhibition \\\"HALOGEN-20 Jahre neues Licht\\\" at the Durangewandte kunst Museum of Cologne. Again in 1991 the lamp Titania, produced by Luceplan, whas exhibited in the show \\\"Capitales Europeeenes du nouveau Design \\\" at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
In February 1992 he exhibited four lamps at the XVIII Triennale of Milan; Lola, Berencia, Bap and Titania. In 1992 he was invited to the Washington University School of Architectural Design Studio. In 1993 in Verona he participated in the exhibition \\\"Camere con vista\\\" within the context of \\\"Abitare il Tempo\\\". In 1994 the table with the adjustable height, Up-Down, produced by Nemo, received the Red Dot Award at Design Innovations ’94 in Essen. In 1995 he won the XVII \\\" Compasso d’Oro\\\" award with the Metropoli lamp series produced by Luceplan.
Sandro 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.