Paolo Piva, famous Italian architect and designer known all over the world for his creations in the field of furniture, was born in Adria in 1950. He graduated in architecture at the University Institute of Architecture in Venice and, during his post-graduate studies at the "Superior Restoration Course" in Rome, he began to establish himself in the field of architecture and industrial design.
In 1987 he was nominated for the XIII Compasso d'Oro Award. In 1988 he became associate professor at the Akademie für Angewandten Kunst in Vienna where he became full professor in 1991. In the field of industrial design he has collaborated with many prestigious companies in Europe and in the USA. Paolo Piva passed away in July 2017.