PH Credit Eva Bauer 

Rossana Orlandi

In 2002 she decided to abandon the fashion world that had been her domain for 30 years to open an art and design gallery. From the moment she made the leap, it became a veritable mecca for Design. 

It was in the early years of the new millennium that, while looking for a place in Milan for her children, she came across the site that she would transform, through love and passion, into the Gallery that the international press would name one of the eight most important in the world. 

She began with small pieces that were presented as an aesthetic dialogue where objects communicate with each other outside of place and time. The curious intelligence that has always been her compass led Rossana to travel around the world to what we now call Design Weeks. She was particularly fascinated by the Dutch school, and it was here that she discovered the names which would later make her one of the most significant figures in Design. Marteen Baas, Formafantasma, Nacho Carbonell, Piet Hein Eek: these are just a few of the artists who, from their first shows in the basement of her Gallery (now an iconic lucky charm among the design community), are now guests of private museum collections.