Francesco Balzano

Francesco Balzano


With studies in Interior Architecture and Design, this young French creative continued on to become a licensed architect. He then collaborated with one of the top Parisian architects, Joseph Dirand. After 7 years, Francesco Balzano decided to reduce the scale of his work and was intrigued by designing in smaller volumes. He launched his own design firm in 2018.


Where others begin with materials, Francesco Balzano begins by drawing. Once the concept is clear, the material follows. The work is sculptural, pure and befitting to an architect, monolithic. In his own words, “I would describe my work as authentic and architectural. I am looking for the silence in objects.” The objects are minimal in design and simple in form. The line is pure.


Francesco Balzano looks back in order to create forward. He wanted to be a painter and has remained deeply connected to artists of all centuries. His work speaks to his inspirations, paying tribute to Brancusi, Donald Judd, to name a few. The primary inspiration is often quite varied, including works from the Renaissance as well as talents like Isamu Noguchi and Joseph Beuys.