Francesca Perona is a London-based designer whose practice spans across textiles, design research, product innovation and interactive installations.
Working with scientists and engineers at the forefront of materials science, biology and chemistry, Francesca aims to redefine our understanding of materials and crafts to shape more sustainable futures.
Francesca obtained a MA in Computational Arts (Distinction) from Goldsmiths University (2012) and learned how to make almost anything at Fab Lab Barcelona, obtaining the FAB Academy Diploma in 2015. In 2013 she was awarded a Visiting Fellowship at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong and the NEON Digital Arts Festival commission. In 2016 she was commissioned a collaborative project by the Science Gallery London and was finalist at the Bio Art & Design Award 2016. In 2017 she won the european Radicate be sm/ART 2 residency.
She has worked for companies such as Philips and Unilever on material-led innovation. Her work was exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Gallery London, Watermans Centre, Hannah Maclure Centre, UCA Canterbury and the Museo della Ceramica di Savona. Having worked in the field of digital print design and trend research, her work has been presented at international textile fairs such as Milano Unica, Première Vision, Formex Stockholm, Intertextile Beijing and Shanghai.
Biology & Chemistry Department, City University of Hong Kong
Microsystems Group, Technical University of Eindhoven
Telegraph Hill Festival
School of Design, Northumbria University
School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong
UAL – Camberwell
UAL – CSM
UAL – Chelsea
Università degli Studi di Genova – Savona Campus
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