Valerio Sacchetti has a degree in architecture as well as a PhD in "the Mechanics of materials and technological processes" from the Istituto di Meccanica della Facoltà di Ingegneria di Bologna.
Sacchetti has collaborated with the University of Florence’s Faculty of Architecture and Adolfo Natalini with courses in "Ornamental plastic", "Design and Survey " and " Furnishing ". He has lectured in industrial design on numerous Masters Degree courses funded by the European Community and the University of Bologna. In 2009 and 2010 he lectured in industrial design at the Alghero Faculty of Architecture, in the role of Adjunct Professor. Within the lighting field in particular, he has designed products for numerous companies, collaborating with some of the pioneers of Italian design such as Dino Gavina and Luigi Caccia Dominioni. Editrice Compositori recently published his "Design in your pocket", a popular Design Criticism text.