Microcosmi started with two young architects deciding to join forces and bring together their love of design, their knowledge and their craftsmanship with the aim to create something special. Add to it the will of carrying on the wood crafting tradition of the family, dating back four generations, and the introduction of new technologies such as laser cutting.
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 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.