ABOUT – Francesca Perani
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Francesca is an architect and an instigator. She grew up in the 70s, adored the 80s, was deeply confused in the 90s, now tuning in with the new millenium. Trained as an architect in Italy, Belgium, Australia, United kingdom, she has been trapped in a graphic designer’s mind and now inextricabilly taken hostage by cre(ative)-activism.

She enjoys experimenting with the space-making process through the obsessive use of holes, sharp diagonals, bold materials who can breake the 90°degrees box rules. / She really needs now to move on to round surfaces, sustainable materials but most of all to a more equitable collaborative environment.


She works tirelessly across multiple facets of architecture and visual communication with desecrating irony.
Her strong emotional and communicative charge finds its expression in objects and surfaces.
She is a firm believer in the power of shared creativity as an effective instrument to bring about change.


Before founding her studio, she collaborated with several international studios, including ENZO MARI in Milan (IT), Russell Hall in Brisbane (AU), and TTSP The Thomas Saunders Partnership in London (UK).Since 2007 she owns and runs FrancescaPeraniEnterprise  studio, working in interior architecture, design and art direction. From 2011 to 2013 she co-owned SpectaculArch! Studio. 
In 2012 she was elected vice-president of Ordine degli Architetti, Bergamo branch (Architecture Association Bergamo); where she coordinated and cofounded the Archidonne (female architects) collective. Since 2011 she lectures on Retail and Exhibition Design at IED Istituto Europeo di Design, International Master courses. She has been a tutor at Politecnico di Milano, guest lecturer at Universita’ Degli Studi Di Bergamo engineering department, Beijing university – Faculty of Architecture, Donghua University Rosso  Fashion & art school Shanghai, China New Bulgarian University, Design in Sofia.

Currently working on social initiatives : Cutoutmix, an open source platform delivering a more inclusive and diverse world of free cutouts for the architecture community and RebelArchitette. Since 2017 she is curating, togheter with 14 creatives, the Architette = Women Architects no-profit cultural project, promoting women’s work in the architecture profession


Her work has been published in a number of specialised publications; she was awarded a special mention at the international competition Young Designer Adam’o Eva 2008 and was recently a winner at Biennale Interieur in Kortrijik in Belgium with the bistrobar design DriedChatroom, in cooperation with Sandra Marchesi and Studio DWA. In 2016 she also placed  second place in MOMOWO’s International photographic competition.

Precious talents I had the good fortune to work with:

Ilenia Perlotti / Chiara Birolini / Nicola Salvi / Ilaria Odoli / Sara Pacati / Michela Cecconi /Silvia Ravelli / Melina Ricaldes Pardo / Martina Colombari / Silvia Carrara / Giulia Baroni / Anna Noris / Marina Martello / Marco Rizzi / Alessandra Elsidio / Laura Belotti / Giulia Rinaldi / Aurora Rinaldi / Claudia Manenti / Roberta Coria / Gabriele Mautino / Anna Serafini / Sara Pastorino / Ivan Pulcini / Chiara Del Sant / Silvia Pezzetti


always open to new colaborations please get in touch!





winning team / ​Biennale Interieur in Kortrijik ​/ Belgium / category Space / ​bistrobar design DRIEDCHATROOM​ /  ​ JURY : Philippe Grohe, Francesca Sarti, Lowie Vermeersch, Noé Duchaufour Lawrance / ​designer’s team Sandra Marchesi​, ​Studio D​wa​, Francesca Perani​


special mention / international design competition Young Designer Adam’o Eva / GRAVE​ ​/ ​JURY:  Alessandro Mendini, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Ed Carpenter, James wine 


2nd place ​/ ​MOMOWO’s International photographic competition / ​ ​Documenting Women Designers’ Own Homes​ / international symposium​



DIBLA DESIGN AWARD / Sofia Event Center / Bulgaria / Interior architecture Award

JURY Hasegawa Aoi, Christian Duyckaerts, Luciano Pagani and Angelo Perversi, Radina Gesheva, Francesca Perani, Artem Zverev and Arthur Sharf, Vladislav Kostadinov.



OAB Pavillion / set design competition / Bergamo / Italy /

Ordine degli Architetti di Bergamo + Rodeca at fiera Edil 2013

JURY Elena Sacco, Laura Bettinelli, Francesca Perani Michele Nardo


2011 to date

IED Istituto Europeo di Design / Interior Design

Master Courses Interior Design and Fashion / International Interior Design Courses

Interior architecture / Visual Communication / Portfolio design / trends

2014 to date

UNIVERSITA’ degli studi di Bergamo / Faculty of Engineering

Visting lecturer – Visual Communication in Architecture

Corso integrato di Progettazione architettonica (Tecnologia degli elementi costruttivi eComposizione architettonica) Professors : Fulvio Adobati Giuseppe Ruscica


POLITECNICO DI MILANO / Faculty of Architecture


STUDIO 2 – professor Prof. Gisella Veronese



Visiting lecturer at  Beijing university – Faculty of Architecture, Donghua University Rosso  Fashion & art school, Ango studio  Shanghai, China New Bulgarian University, Design in Sofia.