Rossella Colombari was born in Turin to a family of prestigious antique dealers. In 1980, she founded Galleria Colombari in Milan and focused her attention on the discovery and research of works by the Italian architect Carlo Mollino.
For more than three decades, Galleria Colombari has dealt with pieces from the most important Italian designers of the twentieth century, such as Gio Ponti, Carlo Mollino, Carlo Graffi, Ico Parisi, Franco Albini, Osvaldo Borsani, Guglielmo Ulrich, Andrea Branzi, Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini. The gallery has actively promoted their work in national and international markets.
The gallery has more recently begun to expand its horizon by dealing in works by American designers from the 1960s and 1970s, such as Paul Evans, Philip & Kelvin Laverne and Phillip Lloyd Powell.