About us

Every Microcosmi map is designed and made in our little workshop near Milan - Italy - pouring all our knowledge and passion into it. This altogether is what makes them so special.

 

Gaia Castelli

Gaia graduates from Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio - CH - obtaining a Master of Science in Architecture in 2017. In 2017-18 she works as an architect at Byrne Architects in Melbourne - AU. Since 2016 Gaia collaborates with Giorgio Della Marianna working in the fields of architecture and design. In 2019 they return to Italy and co-found Microcosmi.

Gaia's great-great-grandfather was an artisan who worked with wood, making intricate timber sculptures, decorated picture frames and stairs. Both her great-grandfather and grandfather followed the same path, handing down their knowledge to each new generation.

 

Giorgio Della Marianna

Giorgio studies at Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio - CH - and graduates in 2015 with prof. Mario Botta. He works in Italy, Switzerland, Bolivia and Australia in the fields of architecture and design.

Coming from an artisan family -wrought iron blacksmith- he has always been fascinated by the world of craftsmanship.