Paolo de Lucchi was born in 1962 in Padova, where he currently lives and works. He graduated with degree in Architecture in 1989 at the Politecnico of Milano and that same year he started working on various architecture, interior and industrial design projects for Sottsass Association. In 1998 Paolo de Lucchi opened Studio de Lucchi in Padova, restoring an industrial shed for this purpose. The studio develops architecture restorations as well as industral design, lighting and furniture design. Paolo de Lucchi also gives lectures on industrial design (lighting design in particular) at UniversitÃ del Progetto, in Reggio Emilia.