Photo by Daniele Iodice         For  NilufarGallery

Oled Lamp’s shape is defined by the use of last-generation OLED mirror panels mounted on a laser-cut mirror stainless steel structure. [continua…]

Photo by Sergio Chimenti

A big round table inspired by the typicals architectural wooden bracings [continua…]

Manufactured by Mabeofurniture  |  Made in Botswana

Mabeo has for the first time in 2017, started a relationship with craftsmen in Botswana who specialise in metal hand craft work. With great appreciation and respect for these craftmen, who expertly cut, shape and stich reclaimed metal sheets into functional objects for daily use, Mabeo went to Francesco Faccin, due to his sensitivity and overall approach. A conversation about this metal craftwork, sustainability and design began. The result – A series of pot plant platforms dubbed _ Masalela pot plants. [continua…]

Photos by Beppe Brancato   |  Manufactured by: Billiani
The art of making by hand and technological innovation find total affinity in this chair born of the desire for a simple design. The proportions are youthful but wise: Green is the chair in which opposites calm and contrasts are resolved, in a refined and intimate world made of wood.
Ideal for a wide variety of uses in the home and contract markets.

Photo Delfino Sisto Legnani | Pietro Cocco      Nilufar Gallery

Text by Maria Cristina Didero

“A plank of wood – a precious commodity, by nature absolutely unique and unrepeatable, becomes first a wax model, then a bronze item to be replicated again and again in series, and ultimately transformed into something else? Very interesting”. This was my immediate thought when Francesco Faccin – a designer of enormous talent for making and how-to-make it, with an obsessive attention for the process – preferably with hands on experience – presented me with this charming project titled Bronzification. [continua…]

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“During a visit in Marrakesh in 2014 we run across in a workshop of cement tiles; we’ve been fascinated by the manufacturing process and by the strong visual expressiveness of this product so common in our houses”.


Photos by Gaetano Del Mauro              Manufacturer: Alfa Marmi

Wunder Wasser takes inspiration from the sixteenth century’s Wunderkammer. It’s a place of water – framed and hung on the wall – to contain a micro space dedicated to one’s own passions. A new typology of washbasin that is not only a home source, but becomes a wonder vessel. The choice of Travertino nuvolato has the intention of recovering a material always used for fountains. The simplicity of the structure and of the faucet – very essential – is to make the content stand out. It is designed to be used in different environments where there is usually no water source, in a cozy bedroom, in an artistic studio, in a waiting room, in a corridor… [continua…]

Photo by Angelo Becci

“Le Affinita’ Selettive”, curated by Aldo Colonetti,in the light of the topics relaunched by Expo 2015, refocuses attention on three basic food rituals: Cultivating, Cooking and Eating. These are the main factors that are able to change our habits, without technological forcing nor ideological declarations. 

My project is part of the section COLTIVARE – Cultivating, exhibited in Triennale di Milano from the 28th – 31st May, after that, it will be in MAC Museum in Lissone from the 6th June to 31st October 2015.


Photos By  Delfino Sisto Legnani

Honey factory is a spot for producing honey, which contains the traditional beehives, to preserve the necessary equipment of its processing. But most of all, it’s an urban information point regarding the ancient and current bee keeping culture.

It protects the hives from bad weather while keeping a constant temperature and optimal ventilation. The big “chimney” which is a clear sign of the project, helps to keeps the entrance of bees far possible from children and possible vandalism moves, and actually the so-called “flight step” is usually placed a few centimeters from the ground, but in this case it’s 4.5meters high. Furthermore, a glass door protects the beehives meanwhile still allows an observation from a very close distance of the encoded movements and the mysterious “bee dancing”. [continua…]

Photo: studio Faccin

A project against food waste | Coordinated by Michele De Lucchi and Andrea Kerbaker

Illustration by Beppe Giacobbe, Guido Scarabottolo, Olimpia Zagnoli

The bags are in distribution among the best resaturants over Milan [continua…]

Photos by Delfino Sisto Legnani        Manufacturer: Slow wood

The Piccola chair is specially designed for narrow spaces as small bars, bistrot and cafe. Compares to a regular one, the Sedia Piccola is a thinner chair, even a little bit severe but with a strong personality given by a single detail, a sort of wedge, obsessively repeated in the encounters of various beams that compose the the chair. This construction detail is nothing but a way to “highlight” the very effective system of “mortise and tenon” that has always been used in chair making. It’s a clear and sincere executive system since the first glance.  [continua…]

Spazio Rossana Orlandi
via Matteo Bandello 14

Salone del mobile Milano

8/13  April  2014

Projects selected by Beppe Finessi

The 7th edition of the Triennale Design Museum ‘Il design italiano oltre le crisi. Autarchia, Austerità, Autoproduzione’ [Italian design beyond the crisis: Autarchy, Austerity, Self-production] organized by Beppe Finessi focuses on the topic of self-sufficient production.
For the exhibition, Beppe Finessi has selected some previously unseen ‘assemblies’ that represent the abstract and germinal research that Francesco Faccin completed at the start of this third millennium; his work was inspired by his travels and his discoveries in times previous to the concrete activities of design. Included in the display is the table Binario, in the version that was self-produced by Faccin, in walnut heartwood, and PaneLuce, a hybrid product of a bread basket and a candelabra, produced in 2012 for AnalogicoDigitale. [continua…]


Photos By Delfino Sisto Legnani

A kit designed for manual fire-lighting; it has been produced using contemporary, widely-available sophisticated tools and production processes.This project is emotionally charged and extremely physical; it cuts across innumerable frustrating attempts to identify the perfect equilibrium between the various components. When I actually managed to create fire with my own hands, I was overwhelmed by a powerful sensation of self-sufficiency and independence: at the end of the day, what else is necessary…? [continua…]

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The exhibition, came about primarily due to the work done on the ground by the NGO Liveinslums, which worked for two years in a development cooperation project, fostering the construction of a school and the setting up of a community agricultural project in the Mathare slum.

“The NGO invited me to participate to the project. They asked me to design the school furnishing and equipment using only local materials and manpower. From the observation of the environment I  suddenly realized I was in front of a unique system and extraordinary catalogue of objects, that I have chosen and collected from the markets of the slum. Hand crafted but designed with the logic of small scale production: knives, rubber shoes, pots, street food stalls, etc.which forms the core of the exhibition Made in Slums.”  

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In 2013 I have been invited to spend four months in the prestigious American Academy in Rome ( visit the web site )

My research here was about the Artisans of the historical center of Rome and the productive potential of this city in general. Is  this a place where a designer can self-produce his own projects? I am finding out very interesting things

Social design in-between dishes

Run by chef Caterina Malerba, a small Milanese restaurant with 28 seats is part of a social project by designer Francesco Faccin, involving a group of inmates turned woodworkers.

Loredana Mascheroni

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Photos By Filippo Romano

The place is intimate and welcoming, only 28 seats. [continua…]

Photos  By Emanuele Tortora                Client: Miniforms


Photos By Anna Positano e Nuvola Ravera         Client: Officinanove

“CARRY ON”  is a real wheelbarrow, an accessory for work or leisure activities, propelled by human energy and suitable for moving any type of material. It is based on the simplest of the early ‘machines’ – the lever – which is nothing else than a device that makes it possible to ‘lighten’ a load. [continua…]

Photo by Federico Villa        Manufacturer: DaneseMilano

To know more about the project  “100% Tobeus”  click here!

Photo Filippo Romano   Client: Liveinslums

“The NGO invited me to participate to the project. They asked me to design the school furnishing and equipment using only local materials and manpower” [continua…]

Foto Andrea Basile        Manufacturer:

Inspired by the natural reduction of the skeletal system, the Pelleossa chair’s name literally translates to “skin and bones.” The handcrafted wood and stretched fabric chair combines the best of traditional workmanship and modern production efficiency. Each chair is made with a conventional “turn and copy” technique, where the repetition of only two diameters (30mm max and 15mm min) optimizes both the usable material [continua…]

Foto Ezio Manciucca     Manufacturer:

I exaggerated the idea of the beam as a key element. I tried to turn the beam in the central “spine” of the project. Without the beam the table doesn’t exist. On the front of the table you can clearly read the section that is both decorative but absolutely structural. I like to think about objects in which the structural and mechanical element, that is for this necessary, is also the focal point, the “decorative” point. The upper part of table is divided into two parts (made in wood or glass) to occupy very little space when it is dismantled. The structure is made of ash wood. [continua…]

Foto Federico Villa      Galleria Subalterno1 -  Analogico Digitale

Storie di making+artigiani+fabber+designer. [continua…]

Per celebrare i primi e i prossimi 50 anni  del Salone del Mobile di Milano hanno invitato alcuni designer a progettare un allestimento. Io e Alvaro Catalan de Ocon abbiamo deciso di realizzare una micro architettura per guardare nel futuro. [continua…]

Foto  Sergio Bianco       Manufacturer:

E’un tavolo che si monta esclusivamente grazie ad un gioco di incastri


Photo Delfino Sisto Legnani     Manufacturer:

The Stratos chair is an industrial product carved from a board of beech plywood with a CNC machine. It is assembled with joints and glued together. This whole process makes part of a specific choice: To reduce as much as possible the manufacturing costs. Stratos is a vigorous chair and yet it has very clean and soft lines that trace and contour a clear graphical gesture in the air. thanks to its discreet and anonymous shape the Stratos chair is meant to be suitable for small spaces even in high quantities.


Foto Sergio Bianco     Manufacturer:  Selfproduction

Questo tavolo fa parte di una ricerca più ampia, [continua…]

“Giardino Espresso” è il titolo di questa installazione disegnata in occasione del MILANO DESIGN WEEKEND. [continua…]

Io e Alvaro Catalan de Ocon, per il SaloneSatellite 2010, abbiamo realizzato l’allestimento del nostro stand usando solo i materiali di scarto per la costruzione di altri stand. E’ stato un bellissimo progetto perchè conteneva una percentuale di rischio: siamo arrivati solo con i prodotti da esporre senza sapere che aspetto avrebbe avuto lo stand.

Wooden and plastic chair. The plastic body is made out of injection moulded ABS and inserted onto the legs with a similar method used in traditional chair assembly. The Douglas wood is very resistant to weather aggressions and therefore suitable for exterior use. Its a stackable chair and when dismounted it occupies very little space. [continua…]

 Questo progetto nasce con l’intenzione di ridurre la lampada [continua…]

Co-signed with Alvaro Catalan de Ocon.

A lamp is connected to an energy source, therefore it can also be a source of energy to feed other electrical components.Pielettrico is a hibrid object, being both a source of light and a source of light. It combines two useful functions both for the home or office. It is a source of light, an electrical ´totem´ .The lamp´s base has 3 takes and a switch. It´s body of light is changeable in order to adapt to different requirements of the market.The base proportions are those of the diameter of a round standard Shucho take. It´s 4 horizontal legs meet in the centre where another take allows the body of the lamp to be conennected.The neon version presented at the SaloneSatellite 2010 is the starting point to develop a whole new series of lamps containing the main carachteristics of the Pielettrico.


Durante il Salone Satellite del 2007 ho incontrato Marco Baudino, un ingegnere che da un viaggio in Cina ha riportato un materiale innovativo e insieme antichissimo. [continua…]

Foto Alberto Dedè     Manufacturer:

I presented the Tavolo Quadrato at the SaloneSatellite 2007 and a few months later the table was industrially manufactured. The table is squared and the four cuts to the angles serve to rest the iron legs. Every leg is formed from two coupled plates and joint together by Allen grapevines. The table plan is made out of plywood and covered with a solid wood plate. In this project the decorative element is also a structural solution revealed with honesty and immediacy and letting us see the way the table stands up. As it often happens in fact, the formal simplicity of the product corresponds the same in the process of manufacture. The Quadrato table, part of the collection of the Cosmit – Fair of Milan. [continua…]

Foto Alberto Dedè      Manufacturer: Prototype


con Emanuele Magenta. [continua…]

E’ un tavolino di legno e ardesia ligure. [continua…]

con Alvaro Catalan de Ocon.   [continua…]

con Emanuele Magenta. [continua…]