Hello!
I'm Francesca.
Designer
specialised
in Material Design Innovation.

Material

Innovation

Design

 R&D

I see materials as agents of change.

Whether rethinking present or envisioning future ones,

I work with scientific researchers and industry

to imagine, investigate, test and materialise change.

Portfolio

SUSTAINABLE FIRE RESISTANT FIBRES

Safe and healthy functionalisation of cellulosic fibres for non-toxic fire retardancy

MODULAR POLYESTER FOR MATERIAL CIRCULARITY

Circular fibres solutions for the fast fashion industry designed with green chemistry approaches.

CERAMICS FOR THE ANTHROPOCENE

Igniting innovation in the local economy, blending traditional craftmanship and robotic fabrication. COMMISSION

What I do

Materials R&D

across a wide range of disciplines: from green chemistry to biology, biomimicry, material science, soft matter physics… Working side-by-side with field experts.

Prototyping

Translating design concepts in functioning prototypes across multiple scales: from material properties testing to products and large-scale fabrication.

Creative workshops

inspiring students, designers and companies to spark innovation starting from a materials-centered design process.

My approach

Collaboration

across diverse fields to create ground-breaking projects, working with academic research centres, industry R&D departments, cultural institutions and creative practitioners.

Whole-system thinking

in the design process: assessing the environmental impact, researching circular and closed-loop solutions to material challenges.

Analysis and insights

on the historical, cultural, social and environmental context concerning each project and material involved.

I have won international residencies and commissions. My projects have been presented on national and international press.

Clients and collaborators across
include :