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Rossana Orlandi is a household name in the worlds of fashion and design. Since its opening in 2002, the Galleria Rossana Orlandi has become a must-see spot in Milan for all design lovers, being considered one the best platforms for avant-garde design. During this edition of Milan Design Week, all eyes were on the gallery thanks to the ‘Ro Plastic Prize’ and the ‘Guiltless Plastic’ project, both raising awareness to sustainability. Milan Design Agenda is bringing you the amazing interview that CovetED had with this incredible Italian Design Legend.
After working in the fashion world for over 20 years, Rossana Orlandi took the risk of changing her path and started a career in design. When she decided to open her gallery in 2002, she was just “buying stupid things” to fill up space. But it all changed when she discovered Sebastian Wrong, the designer of ‘Spun Light’, produced by Flos. The gallery’s first installation had an enormous success thanks to the support of friends, design magazines and schools. “It has been super exciting since the beginning because designers started welcoming me with an enormous passion”, says Rossana.
Rossana Orlandi is a reference when it comes to Italian design. She’s been known to help and challenge young designers from all over the world, as well as working with some relevant names such as Tom Dixon, Marcel Wanders, and Studio Job. The Galleria Rossana Orlandi is a place where every fan of her work stops by not only to have a closer look at some of her finest design works but also to witness some corporate and cultural events. Inside the Galleria, you can find a variety of unique furniture such as lighting, mirrors, sofas, tables, among many others.