Anna Gili was born in Orvieto, Umbria, Italy. She graduated from I.S.I.A. (Istituto Superiore Industrie Artistiche) in Florence. Afterwards, she moved to Milan, where she founded her professional studio in 1989. Anna Gili Design Studio (AGDS) works for companies in the furniture and home furnishings field, including Alessi, Byblos casa, Bisazza mosaics, Cappellini, Cassina, Dornbracht, Ritzenhoff, Salviati, Slamp, Swarovski, Swatch, TDK Europe, Trend Mosaics, and Valcucine.[self-published source?]
In 2007, Gili produced limited-edition collections of objects and furniture for Memphis, as well as collections for CVM (Murano Glassmaking Company) in 2008, Atala in 2010, Carlo Poggio Design in 2011, and Artbeat in 2013.