Born in Milan, and with a background in economics and business, Pacchioni moved to Paris in the nineties where he was plunged into the Paris art world. Overcome with a passion for sculpting metals, he experimented, self-taught, in a shared studio at the Quai de la Gare. These experimental works gained him his fame and popularity. He returned to Milan wanting to combine his ideas with the flexibility, experience, and creativity of Italian artisans. He now works out of his Milan based workshop continuing his exploration with different metals, and innovative techniques.