Gastone Rinaldi was born in Padua in 1920, and graduated in accounting at the Belzoni institute. He initially worked for the company Rima in via Guido Reni in Padua, founded by his father Mario Rinaldi in 1916. In his work as a designer he was able to get in touch with many of the major Italian designers, including Giò Ponti, Carlo Mollino, Alberto Rosselli, Franco Campo and Carlo Graffi, Michele De Lucchi and Marco Zanuso. In 1954 he won the Compasso d'Oro Award with the Chair DU30 produced by Rima. In 1974 he founded the company Thema in Limena. In 1981 his Dafne chair produced in 1979 received a report to the Compasso d'Oro, as also in 1981 the Aurora. The Saturno sofa is part of the prestigious collection of the MoMA modern art museum in New York. Rinaldi also had an intense sporting activity as a soccer player, in the 40s he played for the AC. Padua then militated also at the Cremonese and the AC. Udinese.
Gastone Rinaldi died in Padua in 2006.