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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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46

Years

514

Projects

103

Awards

TEAM

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PAOLO FAVARETTO / FOUNDER

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SERVICES

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/ 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.

/ 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.

/ INTERIOR DESIGN

Designing of residential and public spaces. The activity includes the study of the location, analysis and research of furniture to be inserted, through inspirational moods and market research, with the possibility of making customized furnishing elements, all of these to answer to the briefing and customer expectations.

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1973

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

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

1980

The first collaboration with a foreign client.

1986

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.

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

2009

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.

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

2015

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

2018

Favaretto&Partners celebrates the 45 years of the studio.

CLIENTS

AWARDS

  • 2019
  • IF Design Award for “JUBE” lamp
  • IF Design Award for “SAMU”
  • IF Design Award for “HAMMER” armchair
  • German Design Award WINNER for “SATA” lamp
  • 2018
  • Best of Neocon Silver Award for “IO CHAIR” chair
  • Best of Neocon Silver Award for “TRENCH” chair
  • Silver A’ Design Award for “SAMU”
  • Red Dot Design Award for “HAMMER” armchair
  • Red Dot Design Award for “SATA” lamp
  • German Design Award Special Mention “TONDINA POP” chair
  • 2017
  • Good Design Award for “NOS” system
  • Good Design Award for “RIBELLE” chair
  • Good Design Award for “HAMMER” armchair
  • Good Design Award for “SATA” lamp
  • Design Index ADI for “ITALIA” chair
  • Gold Idea Design Award for “FLOW” lamp
  • Iconic Awards Interior Innovation SELECTION for “ FORCOLA ” chair
  • 2016
  • Good Design Award for “ HELIX ” chair
  • Good Design Award for “ PLACE ” sofa
  • FX Awards Shortlist for “ PLACE ” sofa
  • Red Dot Design Award for “ TAB ” chair
  • Red Dot Design Award for “ ISIDORA” chair
  • Iconic Awards Interior Innovation WINNER for “ISIDORO & ISIDORA” chair and stool
  • Iconic Awards Interior Innovation SELECTION for “CHOPPY” armchair
  • Iconic Awards Interior Innovation SELECTION for “FISHBONE”  modular shelf
  • 2015
  • Good Design Award for “ISIDORO & ISIDORA” chair
  • Good Design Award for “TONDINA” chair
  • Good Design Award for “IN-FILA” bookshelf
  • Good Design Award for “TAB” chair
  • Good Design Award for “FISHBONE” modular shelf
  • Grandesign Etico International Award for “PRIMA” chair
  • Grandesign Etico International Award for “TREPAI” lamp
  • Grandesign Etico International Award for “DOMINO” modular shelving
  • Grandesign Etico International Award for “FISHBONE” modular shelf
  • German Design Award Special Mention for “CHEVALET” armchair
  • Special Mention to the Technology – Young&Design for “ISIDORO & ISIDORA” chair
  • German Design Award Special Mention for “SLOT”
  • Red Dot Design Award Honorable mention for “ PIG ”
  • 2014
  • Good Design Award for “CHEVALET” armchair
  • Ciff Silver Awards for “PIG”
  • Interior Innovation Award for “CHEVALET” armchair
  • 2013
  • Good Design Award for “SLOT CHAIR”
  • Good Design Award for “SLOT STOOL”
  • Honorable mention Young & Design Awards for “MORE” chair
  • Interior Innovation Award for “MORE”
  • 2012
  • Good Design Award for “LAYER UPGRADE”
  • The Middle East Office Awards for “ MAREA ”
  • Honorable mention Young & Design Awards for “BENDING” stool
  • Red Dot Design Award for “ MAREA ”
  • 2011
  • Good Design Award for “ PANCA ”
  • Honorable mention The Middle East Office Awards for “ PANCA ”
  • Honorable mention The Middle East Office Awards for “ BASILISSA ” chair
  • 2010
  • Honorable mention Young & Design Awards for “RA” chair
  • Grandesign Etico International Award for “Favo” coffee table series
  • Shortlisted for the 19th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana for “System 39″ management chair
  • 2009
  • Good Design Award for “Marciana” bookshelf
  • Good Design Award for “Origami” desk
  • 2008
  • Honourable mention for the Premio Gran Design Etico for the Gualmi advertising campaign
  • Grandesign Etico International Award for “Marciana” bookshelf
  • Recommendation for the Compasso d’Oro for “Venezia” chair
  • 2007
  • Design Index ADI for “COLONNINA S.O.S.”
  • Design Index ADI for “VENEZIA” chair
  • 2006
  • Shortlisted for the 19th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana for “SYSTEM 39″ management chair
  • Shortlisted for the 19th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana for “VENEZIA” chair
  • Shortlisted for the 19th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana for “BISANZIO” stool
  • Shortlisted for the 19th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana for “BASILISSA” chair
  • Shortlisted for the 20th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana for “K-LONG” lamp
  • Award “Villa Sandi” for “DELICANTER”
  • 2004
  • Shortlisted for the 19th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana for “LAYER” desk
  • Shortlisted for the 19th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana for “BESIDE” lamp
  • 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
  • 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
  • Design Index ADI for “ISSIMA” chair
  • 1996
  • Shortlisted for “I Progettisti del Triveneto” for “MONSTRANCE”
  • Shortlisted for “I Progettisti del Triveneto” for “REFLEX” chair
  • Shortlisted for “I Progettisti del Triveneto” for “DOLLY” golf car
  • Shortlisted for “I Progettisti del Triveneto” for “AGORA’” Chair
  • Shortlisted for the 15th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana – for “MUSA” conference chair
  • Shortlisted for the 15th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana – for “ISSIMA” chair
  • Shortlisted for the 15th Biennial of Industrial Design – Ljubljana – for “DOLLY” golf car
  • Award “KOINE’” for church furniture
  • 1995
  • Promosedia “Top ten” for “BEA” chair
  • Good Design in Japan “Best in Show” for “DAMA” conference chair
  • Good Design in Japan for “DIVA” conference chair
  • 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
  • Office Design for “ASSISA OPERATIVA” chair
  • Shortlisted for the Compasso d’Oro for “FORCOLA” chair
  • 1989
  • Roscoe Award – U.S.A. for “ASSISA” chair
  • Good Design in Korea for “PRIMA” chair
  • Office Design for “ASSISA” chair
  • Shortlisted for the Compasso d’Oro for “ASSISA” chair
  • 1988
  • Shortlisted for Triveneto Design for “ASSISA” chair
  • Roscoe Award – U.S.A. for “REFLEX” chair
  • 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”
  • Canadian Government shortlist for Best Canadian Production for “POWERBEAM DESK”
  • 1983
  • Institute of Business Designers Award – U.S.A for “POWERBEAM DESK”

PAOLO FAVARETTO / FOUNDER

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.