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June 21, 2024

Paolo Rizzatto wins the Compasso d’Oro ADI for the career

Paolo Rizzatto has received the Compasso d’Oro ADI for the career, and for the occasion Luceplan looks back on his extraordinary contribution to the company and its icons, also created in synergy with other exceptional designers working with the firm.
“A career that can certainly be defined as ‘luminous,’ both for the sector he has investigated most intensely, and for the methodological precision and coherence of the results achieved, capable of getting beyond conventional solutions while reinventing a number of lighting typologies.” This is the statement of the jury to explain the assignment of this important honor.

Patrizia Vicenzi, CEO of Luceplan, comments: “We are pleased that the jury of the Compasso d’Oro ADI awards has recognized the great value of the work of Paolo Rizzatto during the course of his long professional career, and we are proud to be part of this pathway thanks to some of our most iconic products. We would like to thank Paolo Rizzatto for his contributions to our company, including bestsellers in our catalogue that are still sought-after and timely today.”

For Paolo Rizzatto, design – like architecture – should express the spirit of the times, in every part of its development, responding to real and current problems. This is the philosophy that had led to many of the lighting icons now included in the Luceplan catalogue: products in step with the times, but also with a focus on the future.

Among the most iconic projects, Costanza stands out for its multiple interpretations, ready for nonchalant insertion in any context: like Costanzina, a transformation of the classic table lamp into a product of industrial design; or Lady Costanza, elegant and flexible, permitting easy height adjustment and directional use of the diffuser; or Grande Costanza Open Air (in floor and suspension versions) for outdoor settings. As an expression of the interplay of tradition and technology, and an archetype of modern elegance, the Costanza family of lamps is truly one of the most remarkable bestsellers of Luceplan.