Antonio Facco

Rising Talent - January 2018


Antonio Facco (1991) always pours the same energy into whatever project he undertakes, whether in product design, furniture design, interior design, graphic design or photography. To him, the creative process is first and foremost a matter of multidisciplinary investigation.
In 2013, during his final presentation of his graduation project at Milan’s Istituto Europeo di Design, he caught Giulio Cappellini’s attention as he was sittng on the jury. The encounter marked the beginning of a productive collaboration (exhibitions, shops, communication campaigns), which culminated in the release of a whole collection in 2017. Luce is a series of glass tables with uncluttered geometric lines and different coloured sides, that create a surprising chromatic effect as users move around the object.

But Antonio Facco not only designs products for Cappellini. He has also collaborated with other major international architects, brands and designers, such as Antonlini, Bolon, AgustaWestland and Mohm.

The reason why Giulio Cappellini, Art Director of the eponymous Italian brand, picked him as his Rising Talent is plain and simple:

“Despite his young age, Antonio Facco is very attentive to changes in contemporary design and to communication. His projects are largely inspired by his observations of the younger generations, of their expectations and their behaviours. He has also developed a keen interest in materials and production methods, whether industrial or artisanal. His projects are always surprising, because they are the perfect synthesis of his thought process and sensitive nature. I believe Antonio Facco is truly one of the most promising representatives of the new design trends in Italy.”

For MAISON&OBJET, his research will focus on the importance of time and our relation to it in today’s society. He will present a multidisciplinary and participative exhibition – featuring product designs, as well as interior projects –, to engage visitors in his singular metaphysical world.

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