Paola Lenti was born in 1958 in Alessandria Italy, and graduated from Milan's Polytechnic College. In the early eighties she started working as an image coordinator and graphic designer for several event and fashion companies.
In 1994 she founded the company, Paola Lenti, located in Italy's leading furniture district Meda, near Milan. Within a few years, the company became an international reference point for textile innovation in the design world, and has been recognised for its dedication to research, experimentation and for its entrepreneurial dynamism. The singular approach to materials and forms and the original interpretation of colour combine to make Paola Lenti’s collections unique.