Paolo Dell'Elce, born in 1983, studied design at the Polytechnic University in Milan and at the School of Architecture and Design in Oslo. Today, the industrial designer lives in Milan and specializes in furniture, lighting and product design. Paolo Dell'Elce's designs endeavour to meet contemporary life styles and life requirements and support the modern life and working world. For this purpose, the Italian focusses on the research on new product types.
From 2011 to 2014, Paolo Dell'Elce was creative director at the Italian traditional company Danese Milano. Since 2015, he has been leading the furniture design team at David Chipperfield Architects and became company partner in 2018.
Together with the designer Carlotta de Bevilacqua, Paolo Dell'Elce has conceived numerous projects since 2007. His most famous light creation is the Copernico suspension for Artemide. The fascinating light which pays tribute to the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was inspired by the sun's elliptical orbit and was awarded with famous design prizes. The duo earned the Red Dot Design Award in the category product design in 2011 and Copernico won an Honorable Mention at the XXII Compasso d'Oro ADI in 2014.
In addition, Paolo Dell'Elce received the "White in the City special prize" and the third prize at the Young & Design Awards for his Overlap Light for Rotaliana in april 2017. The designer was awarded a Special Mention by Young & Design for the Danese product Bumblebee.
Paolo Dell'Elce's work was already displayed worldwide, like for example at the Triennale di Milano, in the Museo Poldi Pezzoli in Milan, in the Museo dell'Ara Pacis in Rom and in the Kunstraum in Munich.