Background. Francesco Balzano was born and grew up in Paris, yet his visual culture is imprinted with the images of Venice, Florence, Rome and Capri – where he used to spend his summer holidays. He studied interior design and architecture, and then joined the famed studio of Joseph Dirand, working on prestigious projects. In 2018, he opened his own studio and started designing custom and limited editions of furniture pieces for art and design galleries all over the world, whilst continuing his work as interior architect for private clients.
Signature Style. Simplicity as a means to ultimate sophistication. The unparalleled mix of noble materials, pure lines and essential functions of everyday lifestyle. The singularity of each design conceived as a sort of monolithic, sculptural piece that stands the test of time. “My work is architectural and authentic; – says Francesco – it is a permanent tribute to the beauty of timeless things”.
Showstoppers. The Giogio II Collection, a tribute to the formal vocabulary of neo-classic architecture, and inspired by the paintings of Giorgio de Chirico. Francesco designed this collection as a follow-up to the successful Giorgio I series that brought him international recognition.
What’s Up. A beautiful series of bespoke pieces commissioned by famous art and design collector Emmanuel de Bayser for his new Paris apartment. An exciting collaboration with The Invisible Collection introducing a curated selection of Francesco’s one-of-a-kind designs.