History

The story of Alberto Levi’s family business begins in the second half of the nineteenth century, when his paternal grandfather, Ghassem Levi, expanded his family business by leaving his home city of Mashad for Marv, in Turkmenistan, where he had quickly established himself for trading rugs and textiles with the local Turkmen tribes. He would then export these goods along the Silk Road to his family and business contacts stationed in India and London. Alberto’s father, Soleiman, followed Ghassem’s footsteps with his adventurous beginnings in Bombay, where he became a rug supplier to the British officers, enabling him to move on to London, then Zurich and, finally, establishing himself in Milano, where, in 1949, he opened his wholesale business, importing antique oriental rugs and textiles from all over the world. Working with his father was a unique opportunity for Alberto to learn everything about the trade until he felt ready to venture out and open his own gallery in 1997.

Team

Alberto Levi

Alberto Levi

Alberto’s passion for rugs has always been his driving force. Following his University studies in Chemistry, he soon focused on truly experiencing textile art by travelling the globe, searching for the best examples he could find. Opening his gallery in 1997 allowed him to reach out and share his knowledge with the whole world.
Nino Bucci

Nino Bucci

Nino has been there from day one, ever since Alberto joined his father’s business. His vast experience and his precise work ethic ensures that everything is taken care of professionally. He is the man behind the operation; our go-to guy.
Carola Galliani

Carola Galliani

Carola has been working with Alberto since the opening of the gallery. When she is not busy with clients, her magic hands restore antique rugs and her vast network with the press makes sure the gallery is well represented.
Joeff Caraos

Joeff Caraos

Joeff joined our team 6 years ago. Ever since he proved his talents in digital imagery, media content and customer service. He is a problem solver and updates us on the newest gadgets.
Anna Levi

Anna Levi

Anna is responsible for the gallery’s great vibe, making sure that all the single elements that make up the operation run smoothly. Greeting you with her smile, she instantly makes everyone feel welcome and enjoying their visit at the gallery.

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