Paul Pallandt was born on November 8, 1951 in Hilversum, the Netherlands. Pallandt attended the vocational school for gold and silversmithing in Schoonhoven, the Netherlands. He attended traineeships with Joos van Vlijmen in Heemstede and Firma van Roosmalen in Utrecht. Pallandt is currently a teacher at the vocational school for gld and silversmithing in Amsterdam as well as a guest teacher at Braunwald, Switzerland. He is a member of the Foundation "Silver in Movement."