2017 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) – Shortlisted




Humbled to be Shortlisted in this year’s renowned Australian (IDEA) Interior Design Excellence Awards!

Categories we are up for:
Objects – Furniture & Lighting, for my EKTA Shelf, and Emerging Designer.

It’s an honour to be included again amongst some of Australia’s very talented designers. Australia’s design future is looking so ever bright!
Thanks to the Australian Design Review @ausdesignreview and judging panel, for the opportunity.

Winners to be announced at the IDEA Gala Party, 24 November at Melbourne’s Meat Market.

Clearance SALE











This beautiful one-of-a-kind workstation desk has been sitting proud in our studio, but now is in need of a new home, as we are making room for a new product.

Get in contact with us fast to take advantage of this limited, special offer.

Price $11,850


Enquire Now  – Ready to ship anywhere in Australia.


Specifications. (studio display piece)

designed by Franco Crea


Excellent condition. It has only been on display in our studio and used by us as a desk occasionally.

Overall Size. 3150L x 1050W x 730H (mm)


Powder coated stainless steel – Colour Dulux Black Matt. Includes a concealed cable tray that runs under the table top into the timber drawer unit.

Top. 2700L X 900W

13mm thick Compact Laminate (High Pressure Laminate) – Colour Black. Shark nose edge profile has been applied to edges and has 2 x cable outlet access point

Drawer Unit. 900W X 900D

Solid American oak timber external carcass with drawer fronts in black compact laminate.

Dual access to drawers – as they are located on both sides and are fitted with Blum soft closing mechanism.
On one side of the drawer unit there is an opening designed to fit a computer hard drive.

There is a cavity in the centre of the drawer unit which is designed to house all cables and exit through the cable outlet (which can be found on the side of the drawer unit).
Includes 2 x file drawers


Available throughout Australia. If you would like a delivery quote, please email design@francocrea.com.au



Dangerous Designs Awards 2017



We are honoured to have our Mila chair selected as best practice Australian TIMBER designed product, to be showcased for the promotion of Dangerous Designs competition at this years Denfair design event.

We are really pleased to be involved in the curation for the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) led FPWA (wood solutions) Dangerous Designs competition. The FPWA is the Commonwealth Government entity whose role is to promote timber use across construction and design. It is the leading advocate and is sponsored Federally and multinational partners.

The Mila chair was released at Melbourne Indesign’s event, August 2016, and during it’s short time has received an overwhelming positive response. If you’re in Melbourne, come along and say hi!

Big thanks to the Design Institute of Australia and Dangerous Designs for the oppotunity.

DENFAIR 8 – 10 June, Melbourne 2017


Photo credit. Iain Bond 





Hello Melbourne. We have arrived!


February 6, 2017 is the day our new Melbourne studio – at 259 Swan Street, Richmond – will be open and ready for visitors. 

Being able to present Franco Crea designs and products to the larger Melbourne design audience has been a goal of ours for some time now, and with this new space, we believe we can achieve this goal.

The Richmond studio will act similarly to our Adelaide studio: to showcase our pieces and to highlight the level of detail and resolution we can achieve using our talented Australian manufacturers.

At 259 Swan Street, we’ve created a place where designers and private clients alike can spend some time experiencing the craftsmanship of our work up close.

2016 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) – Shortlisted


Feeling honoured.

Me and my Concept Kitchen project have just been shortlisted in the 2016 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for the Emerging Designer, & the Object – Furniture and Lighting categories. Australian designers represent! Well Made
Winners to be announced at the IDEA Gala Party, 18 November (TBC) 2016 in Sydney.
If you’re yet to see the Kitchen Concept micro-film, check it out here https://vimeo.com/174156297

Rediscovering the artistry in joinery




I communicate my thoughts best through the manipulation of objects and space, and, given my predilection for action in favour of talk, it didn’t take me long to put this big idea into practice. It did take a lot of work, however. But the day has come when I can finally show you all the finished project.

I aim to inspire everyone, designers and clients alike, to believe joinery can be executed to the same stunning level of artistry and resolution as high-end furniture. I will re-establish the plausibility that joinery could, once again, be regarded as an art form, while retaining the benefits of contemporary affordability, and design and manufacturing technology.

I will also use this initial kitchen/joinery project as a conceptual tool with which to promote my broader design message: to celebrate the renewal of the artistry of joinery, while embracing the efficiency of contemporary materials and manufacture to minimise my carbon footprint. Sustainability remains a key responsibility of mine, one which I take extremely seriously. My material choices allow for the optimisation of efficiency of material use.

I built the prototype kitchen in my Adelaide studio to showcase the quality and attention to detail which clients can expect when working with me. In keeping with my signature minimal aesthetic, the kitchen features a range of construction materials: warm American walnut; elegant Calcutta gold marble; and a statement-island constructed entirely from Corian, a chemically inert, non-toxic, renewable and repairable material that reflects my commitment to environmental, social and economical sustainability.

I look forward to working with you soon to create new spaces — where life is lived, not just observed.


Click here to see this project.