Paolo Orlandini was born in Grosseto in 1941, he studied Milan Politecnic University of Architecture. In 1968 he started cooperation with Roberto Lucci and more than 3 million chairs have been developed by their studio Lucci Orlandini design.
His development is based on making a small models and experimenting more with direct small models than with digital models. He is a professor in L’Istituto Europeo di Design, l’I.S.I.A. di Roma, il Politecnico di Milano, la Scuola Politecnica di Design di Milano, lo IUAV di Treviso. As well he was teaching as visiting profesor in universities in Brazil and Colombia.