Born in Salta, Argentina in 1975. After obtaining the Industrial Design degree at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba he moves to Milan in 1998 where he attends the Master in Design at Domus Academy and works with Alberto Meda and Paolo Rizzatto. Since opening his design office in Milan in 2004 he has developed products for leading design companies such as Artemide, Driade, Danese, Landscape Forms, Lensvelt, Luceplan, Olivetti and Sector among others. In 2014 he opens a studio and workshop in Argentina and since then he divides his time between Salta and Milan. Francisco’s approach to design is driven by his own curiosity, the knowledge of technology and materials and a highly experimental hands-on and heuristic creative process. His work has received several international recognitions such as the Red Dot Award “Best of the best” 2016 for the Mesh lamp, the Red Dot Award 2010 and the Good Design Award 2010; he has been honored together with Alberto Meda with the First Prize of the Index Award for the Solar Bottle, which has also been selected for the MOMA’s Study Collection. He received the Prize of Prizes to Innovation in Design from Italy’s president Giorgio Napolitano for the Hope chandelier and the prestigious Compasso d’Oro in 2011.