Romano Marcato was born in 1951 in Padua, Italy. He studied in 1970 at the Technical-Industrial School of Mechanics. Until 1978 he was responsible for industrial projects, including those with Hochgeschwindigkeits-Stanzverfahren of Prazisionsmetallteilen and Kabelanschlusskasten. In addition he developed machines and vending machines for applications in the automotive and electronic industries. In 1979 he founded together with his brother Dario the furniture manufacturer Lapalma.