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.
Plié - Il Fanale Paolo DellElce G

Introducing Plié, a new family of lamps designed for Il Fanale.


Palomar-City Icons_London

City Icons, a collection of contemporary souvenir designed for Palomar, has been included in the collection of Design Museum Holon, Israel.


Our new Duomo mirror designed for Lexon requires physical interaction to disclose an unexpected feature.


Brass polishing at Skultuna factory is an ongoing tradition that dates back four centuries.


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

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).

April 2017
Young & Design Award 2017 (3rd Prize / White in the City – Oikos Prize)  – Overlap, Rotaliana


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


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
M +39 333 7036733
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.