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Timeline
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Timeline
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2016

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Favaretto&Partners becomes an S.r.l. (Ltd.), redesigns the corporate identity and launches new responvive website.

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Throught the year the Studio was awarded 17 international awards, bringing the total to as many as 84 awards to date.

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2015

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Favaretto&Partners launches a partnership in Shanghai, with manager from the Studio on-site.

Favaretto&Partners starts a partnership in Toronto, appointing the first on-site manager.

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2012

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Design studio Favaretto&Partners moves to a new, larger location.

Francesco Favaretto designs his first chair and is selected for the Young&Design Award.

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2010

2009

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Designer Francesco Favaretto, after working in Canada, returns to Italy and decides to team up with his father giving new life to design studio Favaretto&Partners.

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In the early years of the century national and international partnerships continue to develop.

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1998

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The Studio debuts on the internet with its first website www.studiofavaretto.it

Paolo Favaretto receives the International Product Design Award from the Institute of Business Designers USA for PowerBeam Desk, the first example of a desk with extruded and wired supporting beams.

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1986

1983

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The work capacity increases, personnel grows and the Studio moves to a more spacious location.

The first collaboration with a foreign client.

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1980

1978

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The Studio of architecture and design moves to Piazza Duomo in Padua.

in the same year Paolo Favaretto designs the Agorà chair, still in production today.

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1973

1973

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Paolo Favaretto, recent graduate and architect, starts his business as Studio Favaretto.

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About us

FAVARETTO&PARTNERS
VISION

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.
Reliability and proven competence have helped the Studio to establish long-lasting relationship and a variety of production methods, which the Studio has used to construct the entire industrialization process for the majority its projects. Other renowned values ​​at the Studio include the relevance in the application of materials, the design precision and the research for innovation of form and function.
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.
The product design sector ranges from telephones to furniture (seating, lighting, upholstered furniture), from medical to home decor. Our Studio is particularly specialized in the design, prototyping and industrialization office furniture, technical seating (executive armchairs, operational chairs) as well as community seating. Favaretto&Partners supports and practices the principles of Design for All, a declaration accepted by the European Commission and promoted by the IIDD (Italian Institute Design Disability, today known as DFA Italy), which is in favor of good design practices that aim to ensure the accessibility of places and objects to the widest range of users.

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FRANCESCO FAVARETTO
DESIGNER
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Francesco Favaretto was born in Padua in 1983 and after graduating from an arts high school, he graduated in Industrial Design at the IUAV in Venice, where he attended the lectures of architect and designer Tobia Scarpa.
As a student he was a founding partner of a clothing company for young and casual apparel, where he designed the logo and currently continues in the art direction, guiding the production and communication of the collections.
Imaginative and curious, he takes on the complexity of the project: from interior design, to corporate identity and even clothing lines for various brands and in particular for-FIT Italian Tennis Federation.
In July 2008, he took a trip to Toronto (Canada) to gain some experience alongside Conrad Marini, president of CMM Design Associates, (now associate at Favaretto&Partners North America) where he learned to love the subject matter and the craft. In fact, upon his return he decided to continue in the product design field and asked his father to let him start working at “the shop” in his design studio, also in order to move forward with the project started in Canada. Thus, January 2009 marked the start of a new working partnership between Father and Son, giving life to Favaretto&Partners.
To date, in addition to the collaboration with his father, Francesco proudly claims a variety of products ranging from upholstered furniture to lighting, and from plastic to porcelain materials, not to mention seating in general and seemingly simple micro-architecture, which now appear to be part of the family DNA!
Recently he has been asked to give lectures at the University of Architecture of Syracuse and the IUAV of Venice.

PAOLO FAVARETTO
ARCHITECT
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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.
In 2007 his monograph “Paolo Favaretto, industrial designer” was created by critic and professor Alberto Bassi and published by The Polygraph (Il Poligrafo).
In 2013 he celebrated forty years of business and the Municipality of Padua, as a tribute to his work, dedicated a solo exhibit in his honor: – 40X40 Paolo Favaretto: the years of design -
For this special occasion, a new monograph of the same title as the exhibition was published by Mondadori Electa, with a foreword by art historian and writer Philippe Daverio.

Services

ENGINEERING

Carried out with and for a business, with the aim of rationalising and optimising the productive process. Product engineering and all-round assistance through to production is directed at ensuring profitable sales, reduced manufacturing and investment costs and effective sales price positioning.

Modelling

We select appropriate materials and techniques to produce models and prototypes which ensure the object can be seen, touched and altered as required. Rapidly effected additions, variations and improvements enable design propositions to be visualised clearly as they evolve.

Research

Action research, testing, and a constant awareness of cutting-edge materials and their potential in design, often conducted in collaboration with R&D departments of leading manufacturers (e.g. 3M, Bayer, GE and others). Great attention is given to environmental responsibilities and to projects and products which take into account the real needs of users.

Consultancy

Favaretto&Partners successfully carries out comprehensive consultancy services for industry. Our long international practical experience and know-how in a variety of fields, gives us the breadth of vision and expertise in transferring knowledge and techniques from one sector to another. Our specialist services include: new product planning, strategic and technical aspects of production management, technological innovation and the development of new market opportunities.

VISUAL COMMUNICATION

Planning of comprehensive visual communication strategies for businesses. By taking full advantage of the specialist skills of our multitalented team and working alongside external consultants, we design and develop the most appropriate corporate and/or product communication tools. We also design and set up trade-fair stands, showrooms and visual material for special events.

44
years of history
3
worldwide locations
476
products until now
88
worldwide awards

- Curiosity, rigor and passion for research characterize the work of ‘Favaretto & Partners’ during 43 years -

Awards

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2017

Iconic Awards Interior Innovation SELECTION for “ FORCOLA ” chair

2016

Good Design Award for “ HELIX ” chair

2016

Red Dot Design Award for “ PLACE ” sofa

2016

Red Dot Design Award for “ FORCOLA ” chair

2016

Red Dot Design Award for “ TAB ” chair

2016

Red Dot Design Award for “ ISIDORA” chair

2016

Iconic Awards Interior Innovation WINNER for “ISIDORO & ISIDORA” chair and stool

2016

Iconic Awards Interior Innovation SELECTION for “CHOPPY” armchair

2016

Iconic Awards Interior Innovation SELECTION for “FISHBONE”  modular shelf

2015

Good Design Award for “ISIDORO & ISIDORA” chair

2015

Good Design Award for “TONDINA” chair

2015

Good Design Award for “IN-FILA” bookshelf

2015

Good Design Award for “TAB” chair

2015

Good Design Award for “FISHBONE” modular shelf

2015

Grandesign Etico International Award for “PRIMA” chair

2015

Grandesign Etico International Award for “TREPAI” lamp

2015

Grandesign Etico International Award for “DOMINO” modular shelving

2015

Grandesign Etico International Award for “FISHBONE” modular shelf

2015

Special Mention - German Design Award for “CHEVALET” armchair

2015

Special Mention to the Technology – Young&Design for “ISIDORO & ISIDORA” chair

2015

Special Mention – German Design Award for “SLOT”

2015

Honorable mention – Red Dot Design Award for “ PIG ”

2014

Good Design Award for “CHEVALET” armchair

2014

Ciff Silver Awards for “PIG”

2014

Interior Innovation Award for “CHEVALET” armchair

2013

Good Design Award for “SLOT CHAIR”

2013

Good Design Award for “SLOT STOOL”

2013

Honorable mention Young & Design Awards for “MORE” chair

2013

Interior Innovation Award for “MORE”

2012

Good Design Award for “LAYER UPGRADE”

2012

The Middle East Office Awards for “ MAREA ”

2012

Honorable mention Young & Design Awards for “BENDING” stool

2012

Red Dot Design Award for “ MAREA ”

2011

Good Design Award for “ PANCA ”

2011

Honorable mention The Middle East Office Awards for “ PANCA ”

2011

Honorable mention The Middle East Office Awards for “ BASILISSA ” chair

2010

Honorable mention Young & Design Awards for “RA” chair

2010

Grandesign Etico International Award for “Favo” coffee table series

2010

Shortlisted for the 19th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana for “System 39″ management chair

2009

Good Design Award for “Marciana” bookshelf

2009

Good Design Award for “Origami” desk

2008

Honourable mention for the Premio Gran Design Etico for the Gualmi advertising campaign

2008

Grandesign Etico International Award for “Marciana” bookshelf

2008

Recommendation for the Compasso d’Oro for “Venezia” chair

2007

Design Index ADI for “Colonnina S.O.S.”

2007

Design Index ADI for “Venezia” chair

2006

Shortlisted for the 19th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana for “System 39″ management chair

2006

Shortlisted for the 19th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana for “Venezia” chair

2006

Shortlisted for the 19th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana for “Bisanzio” stool

2006

Shortlisted for the 19th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana for “Basilissa” chair

2006

Shortlisted for the 20th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana for “K-Long” lamp

2006

Premio “Villa Sandi” for “Delicanter”

2004

Shortlisted for the 19th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana for “Layer” desk

2004

Shortlisted for the 19th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana for “Beside” lamp

2004

Shortlisted for the 19th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana for “Uniqa” chair

2003

Design Index ADI for “Uniqa” chair

2000

Tan Expo award for the coffin project

2000

Design Index ADI for “Light and Light”

1999

Design Index ADI for “Delicanter”

1998

Shortlisted for the 16th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana – for “Aurea” conference chair

1998

Design Index ADI for “Issima” chair

1996

Shortlisted for “I Progettisti del Triveneto” for “Monstrace”

1996

Shortlisted for “I Progettisti del Triveneto” for “Reflex” chair

1996

Shortlisted for “I Progettisti del Triveneto” for “Dolly” golf car

1996

Shortlisted for “I Progettisti del Triveneto” for “Agora” Chair

1996

Shortlisted for the 15th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana – for “Musa” conference chair

1996

Shortlisted for the 15th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana – for “Issima” chair

1996

Shortlisted for the 15th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana – for “Dolly” golf car

1996

Premio Koiné for church furniture

1995

Promosedia “Top ten” for “Bea” chair

1995

Good Design in Japan “Best in Show” for “Dama” conference chair

1995

Good Design in Japan for “Diva” conference chair

1995

Good Design in Japan for “Dama” conference chair

1992

Shortlisted for the 13th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana – for “Reflex” and “Forcola” chairs

1991

ADI”Tecnhotel “5 star” Award for “Forcola” chair

1991

Office Design for “Assisa Operativa” chair

1991

Shortlisted for the Compasso d’Oro for “Forcola” chair

1989

Roscoe Award – U.S.A. for “Assisa” chair

1989

Good Design in Korea for “Prima” chair

1989

Office Design for “Assisa” chair

1989

Shortlisted for the Compasso d’Oro for “Assisa” chair

1988

Shortlisted for Triveneto Design for “Assisa” chair

1988

Roscoe Award – U.S.A. for “Reflex” chair

1988

ADI/TECNHOTEL “5 Star” Award for “Aretusa” chair

1987

ADI/TECNHOTEL “5 Star” Award for “Paset” collection

1984

Canadian Government shortlist for Best Canadian Production for “Business Seating”

1984

Canadian Government shortlist for Best Canadian Production for “Powerbeam Desk”

1983

Institute of Business Designers Award – U.S.A for “Powerbeam Desk”

Publishing