Giovanni Barbato was born in Padua in 1974. He attended the University of Architecture in Venice and took an Industrial Design class in Padua. The passion for glass carries him to study at the Abate Zanetti School in Murano, where he collaborated for the first time with glass works. Since he was very young, he started to work on projects for many factories of the island, so he became a famous designer in the lighting scene.
His designs are characterized by simple and essential shapes, but also by constant movement research. In 2013, he designed the Spiry collection for Axo Light, which led him to win a “Good Design Award”, one of the most important design prizes. In 2015, he designed for Axo Light the Hoops and Aibu collections.