Furniture, Metal, Office, Outdoor, Timber
Inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s less is more philosophy, furniture and space designer Franco Crea has a clean, uncomplicated aesthetic. He values symmetry and is committed to environmental, social and economic sustainability. He is also committed to local manufacture. Preferring to work in close collaboration with fabricators, Crea refines his ideas based on their opinions and expertise and prides himself on ensuring his work reflects the latest trends, construction methodology and technology.
Crea produces a collection of pieces suitable for both interior and exterior settings and undertakes bespoke commissions for residential and commercial clients. His Mesa collection was a finalist in the emerging designer competition Launch Pad in 2013, and he recently worked on the redevelopment of the Adelaide Oval, manufacturing 216 tables and 28 ottomans and stools for various spaces, including the corporate suites, Rick Davies Bar, and Graham Cornes Deck.
2014, Adelaide Oval, Eastern and Southern Grandstands, Redevelopment. Spaces included in the project: Corporate Suites, William Magarey Room, Rick Davies Bar (Audi Stadium Club), John Halbert Room (Audi Stadium Club) and Graham Cornes Deck
2015, Australian LaunchPad Awards, Shortlisted, "Unity" table
2013, Australian LaunchPad Awards, Finalist, "Mesa" collection
2015, A Space for Local Work, The Adelaide Review FORM Magazine (March Issue)
2014, Niche Designs Grace New Corporate Suites, The Advertiser Business Journal (June 3 Issue)
2013, Franco Crea Furniture Design, PLACE Magazine (Issue 39, October)
2013, About the Mesa Collection, How We Create, (September Issue)
2013, On The Rise, The Adelaide Review FORM Magazine (August 15)
Franco Crea | Melbourne Studio
06 Feb 2017
Franco Crea is expanding his business. In addition to his Pulteney St Adelaide Studio, Franco has just opened a studio at 259 Swan Street Richmond. Make this your go-to in finding the latest in contemporary, high-end furniture for your personal brief or project. Stop by if you're in Melbourne!
2016 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) | Shortlisted
19 Aug 2016
Feeling honoured. Me and my Concept Kitchen project have just been shortlisted in the 2016 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for the Emerging Designer, & the Object – Furniture and Lighting categories. Australian designers represent!
Winners to be announced at the IDEA Gala Party, 18 November (TBC) 2016 in Sydney.
If you're yet to see the Kitchen Concept micro-film, check it out here https://vimeo.com/174156297
The Adelaide Review
30 May 2016
Featured in the June edition of The Adelaide Review. Read the full article on the link below.