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Francesco Faccin, was born in Milan 1977.

In 2003, after having finished his studies in Industrial Design in Milan, Faccin worked at the Enzo Mari design studio. In the meantime he started up his career as a freelance designer, collaborating with Italian and International companies. From 2004 to 2007 he worked in small-scale self-production projects with local craftsmen, carefully supervising the whole process and development of the products and getting closely involved with the various issues of the new challenge. During this time he focussed on skilled woodworking and artisanal crafts. In this same period he collaborated with the lute- and model-maker Francesco Rivolta. In 2007 he took part in the SaloneSatellite for the first time. In 2009 Faccin met Michele De Lucchi, with whom he collaborated until 2014. In 2010 he joined the SaloneSatellite for the second time and won the Design Report Award 2010. From 2010 to 2015 he was a contract professor at NABA University. In 2012 he was invited by the NGO “Liveinslums” to design the furniture of the “why not academy” in Nairobi. In 2012 he designed the interior of the ”28 Posti” restaurant in Milan, creating furniture with the collaboration of inmates at the Bollate prison in Milan, in a laboratory established specially for the project, which is still operating. In 2013 he was invited, as an “Affiliated Fellow”, to spend four months at the prestigious American Academy in Rome, researching the productive fabric and craft of the historical center of Rome. In the same year at the Triennale di Milano he presented a collection of selected objects from the Slums of Nairobi. The exhibition was titled “Made in the slums” and curated by Fulvio Irace. He currently collaborates with internationally recognised galleries, industrial companies, public institutions, and NGOs. His work has been published in distinguished and respected magazines worldwide.

His work has been published in the most important  worldwide magazines (Domus, Interni, Abitare, Intramuros, Wallpaper, Details, Inventario, Design Report, Monocle, Elle Decor, …)



Enzo Mari says about me:


Francesco Faccin has been working in my studio for several months in 2002. He is fond of all steps of a project, specifically for those referring to wood and hand-crafted work. In the next years, I had the opportunity to prove several times his dedication and that glimpse of folly so convenient for a designer.
Enzo Mari, January 15th 2006