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Franco Crea is a unique, intelligent, and trusted designer within the high-end Australian furniture scene.

Franco Crea offers varied established collections for residential and commercial applications in both exterior and interior settings, ranging from education, hospitality, public spaces, and residential.

Further to his established collections, Franco Crea also offers his flagship commissioned designs; from loose furniture pieces to joinery. The individuality of these projects truly underpins the distinctiveness of a Franco Crea design.

Building strong relationships with manufacturers and incorporating them into the design process is something Franco feels is key to him being able to deliver his designs without having to compromise.

All Franco Crea pieces are designed in-house. They are distinct, contemporary, and capture elegance with acuity. Franco Crea’s passion for design is coupled with a commitment to environmental, social, and economic sustainability.

About

I am a curious soul. I see life as inspiration – each interaction a chance to expand the understanding of my surroundings.

I am for minimal wastage. I am for highly-resolved design thinking and execution. I am for visually-affecting and engaging spatial encounters.

Through my 14 years of professional experience I have come to fully appreciate the many forms which beauty can take. And that beauty resides in the elements of our surroundings.

I work with a raft of different materials, and this broad material variety translates, in the designed form, to a multitude of diverse sensory experiences. I love designing with timber, metal, solid surface, and natural stone. By using these familiar materials in conjunction with my trusted methods, I have developed my own iconic and consistent design language.

Minimalism and symmetry, accented with beautiful detail, afford my pieces a sense of theatre, elegance, and sophistication. The world can be ruthless and harsh at times, so it’s reassuring to be surrounded by beauty. Beauty can be transcendent; it can momentarily soften the harshness of reality. And what is life but a series of moments?

I am Franco Crea. I am a designer. I help create experiences.
This is who I am.

Memberships & Associations

 

PMBW

Franco is a proud member of the DIA is the organisation through which designers work for the future of the design professions in Australia.

 

 

wellmade

Well Made is the first port of call for engaging with the work of South Australia’s finest creative professionals and the State’s best creative spaces.

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