Overview
This website presents the work of Paolo Dell’Elce through a selection of textual and visual material, which provides an insight into the process and research leading to the definition of his design.
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Brass polishing at Skultuna factory is an ongoing tradition that dates back four centuries.

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Bumblebee magazine holder for Danese, spot at ALLA CARTA magazine office, Milano.

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Copernico lamp designed for Artemide in 2010, in a picture by Miro Zagnoli.

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A self-published booklet summarising the first five years of activity of the office, designed in 2015 in collaboration with Matteo Pastorio.

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Honolulu is a storage unit designed for Danese, made of a lightweight steel rod structure and four detachable OSB boxes.

Projects
mirror
wall lamp
wall lamp
floor lamp
screenprinted glass
vases
bookshelves
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
Descriptions
About
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.
Office
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.

 

We make use of ethnographic research methods to develop an understanding of a specific design problem and, together with the support of a network of local specialists, we oversee our projects from concept to product development and manufacturing.

 

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

May 2014
XXII Compasso d’Oro ADI – Honorable Mention – Copernico, Artemide

 

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

 

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

Exhibitions

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
ITALIAN.DESIGN.UD L’ADI Design Index 2012
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

Contact
Paolo Dell’Elce
Via Santa Sofia, 27
20122 Milano, Italy
hello@paolodellelce.com
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