Paolo Favaretto was born in Padua in 1950 and graduated in architecture in Venice. In 1973 he founded his own design studio, currently Favaretto & Partners. Active as a designer and consultant for the industry, he has collaborated with prestigious Italian and foreign companies, obtaining important prizes and awards. He is past president of the Veneto Delegation and Trentino Alto Adige of the ADI-Association for Industrial Design, he was founder and president of the IIDD-Italian Institute for Disability Design (now DFA-Design for All) and member of the DFA EUROPA board and currently represents the ADI at the BEDA-Bureau of European Design Associations. He was also a member of the scientific committee of the European project IDIA-Inclusive Design and Intelligent Technology for Accessible Workplaces. He lectures and lectures at universities and international design institutes, including the degree courses in industrial design at the Milan Polytechnic and the Iuav University of Venice, the Italian School of Design in Padua, the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, the Consortium University for Business Organization Studies (CUOA) in Vicenza. Many of his works have been published in design books and in the most important specialized magazines. In 2007 he published his monograph "Paolo Favaretto, industrial designer" published by Il Poligrafo created by Alberto Bassi.