The first interior
in the heart of Rome
Cantiere Galli Design is an Interior Design Centre in the heart of Rome that addresses not only sector professionals and companies, but also all those who approach the world of design with curiosity: a unique reality, a space of display and sale where research in the field of advanced techniques and materials is put at the service of the ideas of sector professionals. Careful selection and constant international research call into play both emerging brands and craftspeople from our territory.
“I have always wanted to have a space where a sense of welcome, care and design culture, as well as ‘custom’ services, could be the real protagonists.”
Eleonora Galli, owner of the space and daughter of Carlo Galli, founder of Edilmostra Galli – an important company in central Italy that has focused for over 45 years on construction and finishings for interiors – flanked by Alessandro Galli and Francesco Zancani, co-founders of the space, has developed a new model of display and relation in design, architecture and building, foreshadowing the new requirements of a dynamic sector in continuous transformation. The interior of Cantiere Galli Design has been done by Studiopepe, which in tune with Eleonora’s ideas has captured the essence and identity of the project, interpreting the spaces with a farsighted contemporary spirit.
“A vision that does not stop short at the architectural enclosure, but delves right into the details that have an impact on our everyday way of living.”
Arianna Lelli Mami / Chiara Di Pinto
Eleonora Galli / Born in Rome to a family of entrepreneurs specialized in the restaurant and construction industries. Always an art lover, while studying Chemical Engineering in Rome and at Columbia University in New York she developed a strong interest in the world of architecture and interior decorating. Thanks to her work, the historic point of sale of Rocca di Papa went through extensive growth in the area of tailor-made interior design services, making it the most important segment of the business. Not satisfied with today’s forms and methods of distribution, Eleonora began to think about a new model to trigger relations among those operating in the design sector: the result is Cantiere Galli Design.
Domitilla Dardi / With a degree in Art History and research doctorate in History and Criticism of Architecture, she is a design historian and curator. Since 2010 she has been the design curator of MAXXI-Architettura in Rome. Since 2007 she is a professor of Design History in the undergraduate and masters programs of the European Design Institute in Rome. From 2009 to 2015 she was a member of the Osservatorio sull’Editoria, the selection committee for the ADI Design Index-Compasso d’Oro. She teaches training courses and works on research and consulting for various companies in the sector, as well as working as a copywriter. Since 2010 she is a member of the Italian Association of Design Historians. She was the curator of the Object section (2016 and 2017 editions) of MIART, the international contemporary art fair in Milan, and a visiting professor at Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona. She writes for various specialized publications, including Domus and Icon Design, and has written many essays and monographs.
Studiopepe / A design studio known for its eclectic multidisciplinary approach. Founded in Milan in 2006 by Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto, both graduates of the Milan Polytechnic, the firm’s visionary and versatile perspective focuses on creative consulting in all its forms. In 2015 the Studiopepe Design division was opened to focus on public and private interiors and product design, moving forward with research that began in 2010 with the first products created for Spotti Edizioni, and then moved forward in important collaborations with Agape, Atipico, Menu, Ivano Redaelli, CC-Tapis, as well as self-produced collections presented during Milan Design Week in 2015 and 2016, including pieces already shown at the Milan Triennale, and a galleries like Chamber in New York.