Born in Padova in 1950, Paolo Favaretto graduated from the Architecture Department of Venice University. After his graduation, Favaretto established his own design office, now Favaretto & Partners, in 1973. Favaretto has gained major international experience and won many awards in industrial design and counseling, working with the world’s leading companies.
The former head of committee for A.D.I. (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale/Association for Industrial Design) Northeast delegation and Trentino Altı Adige, Favaretto is the founder and chairman of I.I.D.D. (Istituto Italiano Design Disabilità/Italian Institute for Design and Disabilities) now known as DFA (Design for All). Favaretto currently represents ADI at BEDA (Bureau of European Design Associations) and he is a member of the board of the European scientific committee of the IDIA (Inclusive Design and Intelligent Technology for Accessible Workplaces) project.
Favaretto gives industrial design lessons in many universities and establishments including Industrial Design at the Milan Polytechnic, IUAV University of Venice and the Italian School of Design in Padova, the National College of Art and Design of Dublin, the University Consortium for Company Organization Studies (CUOA) in Vicenza. Favaretto’s works have been published in numerous Italian and international design books, on web sites and business magazines. In the beginning of 2007, Favaretto’s works have been published as a monograph by Il Poligrafo, as “Paolo Favaretto, Industrial Designer”.
Since 1983, Favaretto & Partners Designs received many national and international awards including Interior Innovation Award, Good Design Award, Young & Design Award, The Middle East Office Award, Red Dot Design Award, Grandesign Etico International Award, Compasso d’Oro, Design Index ADI and Tan Expo.