Gianluca Pacchioni was born in Milan in 1966. After graduating in
economics from Bocconi University he moved to Paris. It was there, in
the City of Light in the 1990s, that he discovered his passion for
metal sculpture, an art that he went on to learn and perfect through
Wood and Furniture
His first collection of iron sculptures was presented by the Vivendi gallery.
In 1997 he decided to return to Milan to create his designs he needed the genius that only Italy could offer in the flexibility and flair of its craftspeople. Pacchioni opened his studio in Milan in an old 1930s factory; the forge and workshops were set up definitively in 1998. They were years of great creativity. International partnerships abounded and his works travelled the world over, purchased by private collectors and installed in parks, gardens and luxury hotels. From iron he began working with stainless steel, bronze, aluminium and glosses, experimenting even with liquid metals, exclusively producing works featuring highly innovative techniques and processes.
One particularly satisfying achievement came after more than twenty years of work when the Italian embassy in France chose one of his pieces: a monumental sculpture in stainless steel, which today is permanently exhibited in the Paris embassy's hall of honour.
Selected by the Italian embassy in Paris to represent the excellence of Italian arts and crafts.