Born in Venezuela to Italian parents, Paolo Croatto studied construction technology, construction management and engineering at the Istituto Tecnico G.G. Marinoni in Udine, Italy prior to apprenticing with his uncle, a master construction mechanic.
Upon moving to the United States, Paolo worked with renowned blacksmith Michael Bondi in Oakland CA before leaving for Seattle to work with David Gulassa. Paolo worked directly with David on many custom projects and was the foreman of the retail fixture production line at Gulassa & Company.
Having launched PAOLO CROATTO METALWORKS in 2003, more than a dozen years later, Paolo’s eponymous company is known for its elegant design solutions, expert craftsmanship and beautiful finishes.