Paola Garatto (b.1984) is a Venice-born Designer based in Helsinki and Venice.
She studied at the High School of Art in Venice and afterward at IUAV (Istituto Universitario Architettura Venezia), under professors such as Michele De Lucchi, Aldo Cibic and Paolo Lomazzi, earning in 2011 a Master’s Degree in Industrial Design. Straight after, she moved to Helsinki to work at Ilkka Suppanen’s design office, fascinated by the Nordic design principles and values. This first professional experience followed by other collaborations with famous Finnish design companies, like Iittala, gaining working skills from design concepts to technical and product development.
After working many years within the industry, in 2018, she started her career as a Freelancer and Design Consultant. Currently, she collaborates with TylöHelo Group on developing the product experience of their sauna products.
At the World Sauna Forum in Tampere, she will talk on how to achieve the best sauna experience, through the eyes of a foreign Designer and sauna enthusiast.