Galleria Rossella Colombari (based in Milan) is one of the most prestigious international Design galleries. For over 35 years of experience, Rossella Colombari (who comes from a dynasty of antique dealers in Turin), has promoted the importance of Italian twentieth century design.
Her experience and technical capabilities, stemming from her formation in the realm of antiques and thanks to her family environment which granted her the opportunity to grow up in close contact with the most important international antique dealers, are now applied in the role of Technical Legal Expert for the Court of Milan and as member of CNE Paris.
During the first years of her career, together with her sister Paola, Rossella researched and promoted the work of the architect Carlo Mollino, then unknown.
The organization of exhibitions and auctions curated by the Gallery greatly contributed to the rise of Carlo Mollino as the second designer with the highest international auc:on records (aer Eileen Gray).
In 2005, Rossella Colombari published the book “Carlo Mollino: Catalogo dei Mobili”, an exhaustive technical biography of the architect and his ouevre.For over 35 years Galleria Colombari sustains twentieth century Italian design, concentrating on masterpieces by artists such as: Gio Ponti, Osvaldo Borsani, Ico Parisi, Franco Albini, Fontana Arte, Joe Colombo, Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini.
The Gallery participates in the most important international fairs, beginning with the Biennale of Montecarlo (1983) up to Salon NY, Design Basel, Design Miami, PAD Paris, and PAD London. Each stand is conceived as a cultural mediation, intended not only to present pieces of the highest quality to collectors and the public but also to present a true re-contextualization of the art object: the reaffirmation of historical objects within a contemporary context.
Galleria Colombari is an integral part of international circuits and collaborates with many international museums, such as the Victoria & Albert Museum which acquired pieces by Carlo Mollino from the Gallery and the Musèe d’Orsay which acquired pieces by Carlo Bugatti.