Born in Rome amongst the cabinet and woodworking shop of his uncle, Stefano Marolla had an interest in design from a young age. He specializes in restoration and cabinet making, carrying out various projects from the two increasingly interconnected fields. Research and experimentation with innovative forms blend contemporary pieces with traditional Italian furniture. Marolla works for private and public institutions including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, the Borghese Gallery, the Andersen Museum, the American Academy in Rome (Villa Aurelia), the Church of St. Paul, Confindustria and Cinecittà.
Secondome is a design platform that focuses on emerging international designers and innovative projects. The Design Gallery dedicates its space to mostly handmade products that honor the craft and practice of contemporary artisanship. As of April 2008, Secondome also producing its own collection of design objects that emphasize the Made in Italy brand and local hand-crafted workmanship. In 2016, Secondome collaborated for the first time with designer Stefano Marolla to present "Una (Articolo Indeterminativo)", a buffet and bar counter which re-imagines the material of wood with the lightness of drapery.