Franco Crea is a unique, intelligent, and trusted designer within the high-end Australian furniture scene.
Franco Crea offers varied established collections for residential and commercial applications in both exterior and interior settings, ranging from education, hospitality, public spaces, and residential.
Further to his established collections, Franco Crea also offers his flagship commissioned designs; from loose furniture pieces to joinery. The individuality of these projects truly underpins the distinctiveness of a Franco Crea design.
Building strong relationships with manufacturers and incorporating them into the design process is something Franco feels is key to him being able to deliver his designs without having to compromise.
All Franco Crea pieces are designed in-house. They are distinct, contemporary, and capture elegance with acuity. Franco Crea’s passion for design is coupled with a commitment to environmental, social, and economic sustainability.
With more than 18 years of professional experience, bespoke furniture designer Franco Crea’s unique approach is informed by multidisciplinary training and immense creative passion.
From a young age, Crea found sanctuary with a pencil and paper, encouraged in his creative pursuits by his family. His father, a hobbyist wood carver and turner, sparked Crea’s own appreciation for timber. Crea credits his mother, after whom the Mena collection is named, with being the greatest influence on his designs.
Crea’s approach to furniture design reflects the compound knowledge of his studies in interior design and furniture design and making, along with further training with independent manufacturers and fabricators. Possessing a unique spatial understanding from the former, Crea is able to holistically conceive each project vision, while his expert technique cultivated from the latter enables him to execute each work with immaculate craftsmanship.
Endowed with confidence from the successful completion of his first private commission, Crea founded his eponymous label FrancoCrea in 2013, before, opening a boutique studio in Adelaide in 2014. Crea moved to Melbourne in 2016 to establish his second studio.
With meticulous attention to detail, Crea designs timeless, contemporary furniture that embodies a distinctive, minimalist aesthetic. His inimitable, artisan technique coupled with the deep understanding of the materials with which he works enable Crea to create sophisticated works that are inspired yet functional.
Crea credits an inherent appreciation for the little things and small moments, instilled in him from a young age by his parents, for illuminating his detail-oriented design approach. Handcrafting each of his products, Crea uses only the highest quality, sustainable materials and finishes, taking pride in every piece.