Nicolò Castelllini Baldissera

Nicolò Castellini Baldissera was born in Milan, in his ancestral home Casa degli Atellani, a fine example of italian Renaissance excellence.


He belongs to an illustrious Italian design dynasty and from a very early age he grew up surrounded by art and architecture: his great grandfather was the renowned architect Piero Portaluppi and his father is the prominent architect and co founder of C&C Milano, Piero Castellini Baldissera.

With such a rarefied background, it was natural for Nicolò to continue in the tradition of art, architecture and decoration, so in the late 1980’s he moved to London to study History of Art at Sotheby’s.


Since then he has been living nomadically between Milan, London and Tangier cities that have hugely inspired his work.

Lately, his passion for Northern Morocco, has brought him to venture into several projects of restoration of derelict local dwellings, mainly in the magical city of Tangier.

This body of work led to a beautiful book published by Vendome Press “Inside Tangier”.

The sustainable furniture line Casa Tosca was born from his passion for mixing antiques with modern and the bohemian feel of rattan.

It is produced between Morocco and Italy and is available from selected showrooms worldwide.

Nicolò is currently working on his second book with Vendome Press “Inside Milan” launching September 2022.