Favaretto & Partners

Curiosity, tenacity and passion for research have characterized our work for more than 40 years at our Design Studio of industrial design and interior architecture founded in 1973 in Padua by Paolo Favaretto. Back in the 1980s, the Studio was one of the first in Italy to engage in business relationships abroad, collaborating with prestigious companies in North America, Europe and Asia.
In 2009, with the entry of the young Francesco Favaretto, the activities of the Studio have extended even further and now cover various areas of design, from industrial design to communication, and from tangible to digital matter.
Paolo Favaretto was born in Padua in 1950 and graduated in Architecture at the Higher Institute of Architecture in Venice, IUAV, where he attended lectures conducted by Professor Carlo Scarpa. After graduation he immediately launched his freelance profession and in 1973 he founded the design studio that bears his name. An active designer and consultant for the industry, he has collaborated with prestigious Italian and foreign companies, obtaining a wide variety of important prizes and awards. He is a past president of the Delegation of Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige of the ADI-Association for Industrial Design, and was also founder and president of IIDD-Italian Design Disability Institute (now DFA-Design for All) and an executive member of the DFA and currently represents EUROPE ADI at BEDA-Bureau of European Design Associations. He was also part of the scientific committee of the European project IDIA-Inclusive Design and Intelligent Technology for Accessible Workplaces.
He holds conferences and lectures at international design universities and institutes, including undergraduate courses in Industrial Design at the Politecnico of Milan and the IUAV of Venice, the Italian Design School of Padova, National College of Art and Design in Dublin, the University Centre of Business Administration (CUOA) in Vicenza. Many of his works have been published in design books and the most important specialized magazines.