Angelo Pinaffo was born in Padua in 1966. He studied at the State Institute of Art “Pietro Selvatico” in Padua, where he got first the Art’s Master certificate and then the Applied Arts certificate in “Architecture and Interior Design”. He completed his academic career at the University of Architecture in Venice (IUAV) in “Architectural Design” course of study.
Since the beginning of his academic training his remarkable creative ability allowed him to cooperate with important professional studios of architecture and design, establishing a decisive and steady relationship with the professional world. Among his numerous experiences he entered also some national and international architectural competitions and some important projects in Architecture Restoration and Museological Design in the academic field. In the course of the years thanks to his versatility he has realized projects in architecture, furniture, interior, industrial and graphic design. Since the second half of the 90's he progressively has focused his work as freelance in the industrial design, improving his specialization with design solutions in seatings for office, community, contract and house furniture. In this sector he cooperates with the most important companies. For the most different areas and purposes he has conceived and designed new and original mechanical solutions, most of them have been patented.
With the constant search for simplicity and the great attention to detail, his work aims to reach an aesthetical and technical originality among form, function and industrial requirements. Thanks to his long experience, he follows the product from the idea to the development, industrialization and its complete realization.
2003 - Silver Award at Best of NeoCon of Chicago with the monobloc system designed for universities, conference halls and training rooms “Copernicus” (Sitmatic).
2004 – preselection of the Compasso d’oro Award (the first and most influential European award in the field of design of ADI – Association for Industrial Design) with the auditorium armchairs collection designed especially for conference, auditorium, theatres and cinema “Steel” (Deko Collezioni s.r.l.).
2014 – Gold Award at Best of NeoCon of Chicago (category Seating: Stacking) and selected as among the five finalists of The 2014 Best of NeoCon Competition with the family of chairs “laKendō” (Diemmebi).
2015 – Interzum Award High Product Quality - Intelligent material & design - with the castor “Kendō” (Diemmebi).