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Interview - The Chaise Lounge Podcast

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The Chaise Lounge Podcast

Welcome! Founder and designer, Franco Crea is interviewed by host Nick May, from The Chaise Lounge Podcast. During the interview, the two discuss how Franco gained his interest as a high-end furniture designer, the challenges that come with running a furniture design business, and much more.


Franco’s Inspiration

Franco’s interest in design first showed itself at a young age when watching his father, a scientist by profession, wood carving and turning in his spare time. He was amazed by the idea of creating things with his hands. When he went to college, he initially had the intention of studying architecture, but quickly found that it was not for him. Therefore, he studied interior architecture/design, knowing he wanted to get into furniture design. He felt that getting a better idea of interior design would allow him to be more aware and sensitive to the environment that would be home to his pieces. He thought that the skills and understanding gained through interior design would be more beneficial than merely going into industrial design, which was very much product-driven.

FrancoCrea Showrooms

To discover more about our refined luxury furniture all locally designed and made in Adelaide and Melbourne, we encourage you to visit our Adelaide and Melbourne showrooms to experience your future heirlooms in person.

Melbourne showroom

259 Swan Street, Richmond, Victoria 3121

Adelaide showroom

442 Pulteney Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000