Francesco Faccin

Course Leader - BA (Hons) Design
Course Leader - MA Product Design With Advantage Practice


Constantly shifting his field of application between industrial design, craftsmanship, self-production, social design, and limited editions for galleries, Francesco Faccin (Milan, 1977) considers design a powerful tool for understanding and modifying reality. It is a pretext to connect different disciplinary fields and participate in the open debate on urgent contemporary issues.

After two years of collaboration with Enzo Mari, he worked with luthier and architectural model maker Francesco Rivolta from 2004 for five years, gaining deep knowledge of wood and high-end cabinetmaking techniques.

In 2007, he started his own studio in Milan, initiating his first collaborations with companies and building relationships with local artisans. Alongside his studio work, from 2009 to 2015, he served as a consultant for architect and designer Michele De Lucchi.

In addition to maintaining stable relationships with Italian and international companies, galleries, and NGOs, Francesco Faccin has been teaching since 2011 at the Free University of Bolzano, the Made Program in Syracuse, and the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona. He also collaborates with other universities in Italy and abroad as a visiting professor and strategic director.

His projects, published in the most important specialized Italian and international magazines, have received prestigious awards, including the Design Report Award, the European Product Design Award, and an honorable mention at the Compasso d’Oro. Some of his works have been acquired by globally recognized institutions such as the Vitra Design Museum, Triennale Milano, and Mudac Lausanne.