Born in Ancona (Italy) and graduated in Architecture at the University of Florence in 1994. After his studies, he decided to devote himself to the design of objects. So, after his graduation, he went back to his birthplace (the Marche), a territory full of productive realities that represents a good training for young designers. During these years, Paoli studied some techniques such as plastic injection molding and glass bending and collaborated with some famous Italian brands, such as Fellowes (office products made of plastic), Fiamitalia and Liv'it (curved glass furniture). Thanks to these collaborations, Paoli obtained technical and methodological knowledge, which helped him to shape his own idea of design: he thinks that functionality and technology have to merge with the shape of objects, which is always influenced by the materials.