Domitilla Dardi was born in Rome in 1970. After graduating in Art History at La Sapienza, Università degli Studi di Roma, obtained a Doctorate in History of Architecture at the Università Federico II di Napoli. From 2003 to 2007 she taught History of Design and History of Contemporary Art at Facoltà di Architettura, Ascoli Piceno. She currently teaches History of Design at the IED (European Institute of Design) in Rome. She has been visiting professor in several institutions such as Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, MADE program in Siracusa and Abadir Academy in Catania.
She is curator of the design section at MAXXI, National Museum of Architecture in Rome.
In recent years she has worked as a company consultant, editor and independent curator always in the design and architecture fields.
In 2016 and 2017 she was curator of the design section “Objects” at Miart (Contemporary Art Fair in Milan) and in 2019 she became co-founder and curator of EDIT Napoli, international fair of independent design.
She is contributor of INTERNI Magazine and she writes for the principal design magazines.
She is the author of several publications, such as Achille Castiglioni (2001), Il Design di Alberto Meda. Una concreta leggerezza (2005), Design in 100 objects (2008), Universo Rietveld (2011), Eero Saarinen (2011), Anni Cinquanta (2013), History of Design Handbook (2019).