Architecture / Interiors

Area – 17 Limited

AREA-17 is a full-service architecture and interior design firm, whose philosophy of work is rooted in the Italian design culture.

Sharing the same cultural background developed at the University of Florence, AREA-17 partners joined together to create an international design firm. Founded in Florence in 2003, AREA-17 opened the Beijing office in 2005. A growing appreciation for the Italian design soon led to the opening of the Shanghai and the Hong Kong offices, bringing AREA17 right into the core of the present Chinese growth.

We proudly pursue the excellence of the Italian design, along with extensive experience and practical knowledge of Asian cultures, providing our clients with innovative design solutions, fulfilling their cultural, aesthetic, operational, and marketing objectives.

Strong identity is the hallmark of our projects. Area-17 designers have cooperated with international brands worldwide, crafting distinctive design solutions. The firm specialises in retail, hospitality, restaurant, residential environments, with a focus on high-end and luxury sectors.

Area-17 manages all aspects of projects, from concept to project management and offers to its clients a single or full consultancies on services:

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Soft Interior Decoration
  • Project Management
  • Concept Design
  • Construction Documents
For recruitment and general enquiries:


Member Information


T: (852) 2545 8118
F: (852) 2111 0878

Unit 2405, Arion Commercial Centre,
2-12 Queen’s Road West,
Sheung Wan,
Hong Kong


Mr. Paolo Giannelli
Founder - Senior Architect


Ms. Giovanna Imbimbo
Partner - Senior Architect


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