Paolo Rizzatto for Nuura

The Rizzatto collection is designed by internationally renowned lighting designer Paolo Rizzatto. With a long and distinguished career in the field of lighting and a fascination for chandeliers, Paolo Rizzatto is the perfect match for Nuura’s ambition to spread light and joy.

“I have recently been working extensively with the topic of chandeliers. This fascinating subject has always been on my mind throughout my career as a lighting designer. That was why I enjoyed the stimulating challenge of creating a new collection of lamps based on the chandelier,” says Paolo Rizzatto.

His encounter with Nuura took place after three coincidences; the sale of the company, his admiration of Poul Henningsen and a telephone call from Paolo Rizzatto’s daughter in New York, who’d met a friend who introduced her to Nuura. After a pleasant chat with Sofie Refer, Nuura’s Creative Director, about the fascination for chandeliers that they shared and their understanding of lighting, Paolo began working on the new collection taking his inspiration from Oskar Schlemmer's 'Triadisches Ballett’ from 1924.

“Throughout my extensive career as a lighting designer, I have received many invitations to work with lots of different stakeholders in the lighting sector: multinational corporations and companies of all sizes. I had not considered these offers since 1978, when I founded my previous company, Luceplan. Until now,” says Paolo Rizzatto.

The Rizzatto collection has been designed to last and comprises two pendants and a ceiling light. The organic shapes created by the mouth-blown glass are one feature all three have in common. The pendants comprise brass-coloured anodised aluminium and mouth-blown glass. The light unfolds from its source and diffuses wonderfully through the opal-white glass, creating soft, comfortable quality lighting. Two of the pendants are height-adjustable, making them versatile for use in private homes or public places. The ceiling light is mounted directly on the ceiling, making it possible to create unique, decorative ceiling lighting.

See and order the collection here.

The Rizzatto collection is nominated for "Lamp of the Year" at the Danish Design Awards 2021 by Bo Bedre, Bolig Magasinet, Costume Living and Scandinavian Living.

Paolo Rizzatto

Paolo Rizzatto was born in Milan in 1941, where he studied for his degree in architecture at Milan Polytechnic in 1965, when he was 24. Rizzatto works as a freelance in the fields of architecture, interiors, design, lighting and teaching. He founded Luceplan together with Riccardo Sarfatti in 1978. His architecture and design projects form part of permanent exhibitions and numerous museums: architectural associations in London, Milano Triennale, Wave Hill Museum Centre in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Paolo's sketches