Industrial design practice based in Milan, Italy
established by Paolo Dell’Elce in 2010.
Cinecitta mirror_Skultuna

Cinecittà, a table mirror made of brass and resin, designed for the Swedish brass manufacturer Skultuna.

Rotaliana Collide

Collide is a family of surface mounted lighting devices made of solid aluminium.

Basis - Terrecotte

Design and Creative direction for BASIS, a retail platform committed to the creation of long lasting, functional tools for everyday use.

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Plié, a family of lamps revisiting the traditional pleated shade.


Brera Mirror - home

The glass mirror and the polished, curved brass frame of Brera mirror interact creating an attractive and harmonious play of light and reflections.

design direction
table mirror
suspension lamp
wall lamp
wall lamp
floor lamp
screenprinted glass
book stand
suspension lamp
wall lamp
wall lamp
storage unit
suspension lamp
floor lamp
wall lamp
laptop tray
suspension lamp
wall lamp
magazine holder
suspension lamp
Paolo Dell’Elce (1983) is an Industrial designer based in Milano, Italy specialized in furniture, lighting and product design.
He studied design at Politecnico di Milano (IT) and at the Oslo school of Architecture and Design (NO).


His work has been published internationally, has received design awards including a honorable mention for 2014 Compasso d’Oro and the Red Dot Award: Product Design, and has been exhibited in prestigious institutions as Triennale di Milano, Museo Poldi Pezzoli in Milan, Museo dell’Ara Pacis in Rome, Kunstraum Muenchen in Munich.


DAMN°, a bimonthly magazine on contemporary culture wrote about his work: “His objects perform a rare balancing act: they display clear, precise forms without relinquishing the essential sensual component.”


From 2011 to 2014 he has been Design Director of historic Italian company Danese Milano. From 2015 he leads the Furniture design team at David Chipperfield Architects, becoming Associate of the firm in 2018.
Our design practice develops innovative solutions for contemporary living, which are free from unnecessary and aims to stimulate active participation of the user, while offering to our clients a competitive advantage in the marketplace.


We are more interested in the familiar than in the striking new and all our objects are conceived to openly declare their function in a way that is uncomplicated and easy to understand.


Together with the support of a network of local specialists, we are able to oversee our projects from concept to product development and manufacturing.


Clients of the office, among others, include Artemide (IT), Humanscale (USA), Zero Lighting (SE).

May 2014

XXII Compasso d’Oro ADI – Honorable Mention – Copernico, Artemide


July 2011
Red Dot Award: Product Design 2011 – Copernico, Artemide


April 2017
Young & Design Award 2017 – Overlap, Rotaliana


April 2011
Young & Design Award 2011 (Special Mention) – Bumblebee, Danese


April 2018 / January 2019
Triennale Design Museum – Storie. Il Design Italiano


May 2015
Bar Alto Mons 2015


December 2013 / January 2014
Immagini D’Io, Triennale di Milano


September / October 2013
ADI Design Index 2012 at WIPO headquarter,
Geneva, Switzerland


June / August 2013
verso il Compasso d’Oro, Chiesa di S. Francesco, Udine


April 2013
Kaneka: Infuse, Superstudio Più, Milano


April / May 2013
Intorno al Libro, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milano


September / October 2012
Time Capsule, Kunstraum Muenchen, München


January / February 2012
Time Capsule, Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt


May / July 2011
Collezione di Design della Farnesina,
Museo dell’Ara Pacis, Rome


November / December 2010
Biennale Internationale Design 2010, Saint-Étienne

Paolo Dell’Elce
Via Santa Sofia, 27
20122 Milano, Italy




P.IVA 07527420967


We don´t offer any internships at the moment, but you are welcome to send your portfolio and we´ll contact you if there is an opening.