Francesca Perona
Material Technologies Innovator

Francesca Perona is a London-based design researcher specialised in material technologies R&D.

Working across industry, academia and the arts, she forges collaborations between design, crafts, digital technologies and scientific disciplines to envision new routes for tactile, expressive, performative and sustainable material futures.

Her projects have investigated multisensory interactive interfaces, environment-responsive material sensors and actuators, bioremediation membranes and bio-enhanced textile coatings.

Francesca has built her unique expertise working across diverse fields and developing tangible applications alongside field experts. Borrowing materials, processes, research methodologies and knowledge systems, she has synthesised a hybrid transdisciplinary approach for material-led innovation.