Francesco Balzano

antica 2 gueridon

Materials

Gueridon made in eucalyptus satinated wood

Sizes

L 97.9 x W 45 x H 45 cm
L 38.5″ x W 17.7” x H 17.7″

Manufacturing

Handmade in France
Production lead time: 8 weeks


Antica II pays homage to the architectural vocabulary of the columns in Rome. The designs’ fluted details evoke the fluted columns found in Roman temples and in St. Peter’s Basilica, and bring back memories of the “eternal city” where Francesco Balzano used to spend his holidays as a child. It is also a tribute to the sophistication of the Villa Necchi in Milan.
Smoked eucalyptus wood is the material of choice for this collection that includes a stunning dining table, available exclusively on The Invisible Collection.

Francesco Balzano

antica 2 gueridon

Francesco Balzano

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”.

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