Domus was founded in 1928 thanks to the efforts of the architect Gio Ponti who in 1929 was joined by the publisher Gianni Mazzocchi with Editoriale Domus, created especially to publish the magazine.
In 1976, Mazzocchi handed the company over to his daughter Maria Giovanna, the current publisher and president, and since then Domus has enacted an important strategy ensuring its vitality, prestige, and longevity. The mandates of the editors-in-chief were shortened, even to just a few years, so as to guarantee a constantly fresh approach to contemporaneity.
Domus was transformed from an auteur publication to a “magazine of authors”, nurturing its collection of prestigious names at the helm: Gio Ponti, Massimo Bontempelli, Giuseppe Pagano, Melchiorre Bega, Ernesto Nathan Rogers, Alessandro Mendini, Lisa Ponti, Mario Bellini, Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, François Burkhardt, Deyan Sudjic, Stefano Boeri, Flavio Albanese, Joseph Grima, Nicola Di Battista, Michele De Lucchi, Winy Maas and in 2020 David Chipperfield.
After almost 90 years, the monthly publication – and its web site www.domusweb.it – reaffirm the commitment to looking towards the future, confident more than ever in the best expertise. Entirely bilingual, the magazine is distributed in 89 countries and has developed co-editions in China, India, Sri Lanka, Korea. In 2016, Domus celebrated its 1000th issue, a milestone of almost 90 years of research, in-depth analysis, review, and divulgation on all themes related to living.
The heart and history of Domus, the Archives are intrinsically linked to the magazine, guarding a vast documentary patrimony made up of material of different origin and nature used over the years for editorial publications.