Studio Giancarlo Valle is an award-winning international design practice dedicated to creating spaces that are playful, studied, and unexpected. The studio’s holistic approach encompasses architecture, interiors, and the decorative arts, across residential and commercial disciplines, from thoughtful refinement to total reimagination. Our furniture collection has been presented with Magen H Gallery, New York City; Seventh House, Los Angeles; Collective Design Fair; Design Miami with Atelier Courbet; and at Salone del Mobile with Rossana Orlandi.

Studio Giancarlo Valle has been recognized by Architectural Digest AD100, and has been featured in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Surface, and Milk Decoration. Giancarlo grew up between San Francisco, Chicago, Caracas, and Guatemala City, and received his Masters of Architecture from Princeton University.


264 Canal St #6W
New York, New York 10013


The model shop is central to the way we create, test, and advance our work.

Chapter I

The studio creates highly detailed maquettes of all its projects, down to its own custom pieces. These handmade miniatures, arranged and rearranged, function as a living sketchbook, an elastic analog of the studio’s way of thinking. They allow for a sense of playfulness and human gesture. There is a set of ingredients, and maybe it's the same ones, and yet the recipe always changes. Resisting rigidity for something more emotive. Sometimes a chair dictates the rest of the room. Sometimes the room calls for a new kind of chair.

Chapter II

The studio works within a tight palette of materials prized for their warmth and tactility—rich woods, nubby wools, gauzy silks—luxurious without shouting, reimagined for what the space asks for. Materials surface in unexpected ways: ceramic tiled into tortoise shell tables, or formed into elegant lighting like crumpled paper. The hand remains visible. But this is not prescriptive. Place is rich with history, and we respond to it with openness and curiosity, research and consideration, joining with local artisans and craftspeople to tell an authentic story.

Studio Giancarlo Valle has been featured in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, WSJ Magazine, Milk Decoration, Elle Decor, and Surface.

T Magazine: “Valle, who creates soft, pared-down interiors and things to fill them, practices a strain of modernism dosed with whimsy...”