'CRUZIO'

FRANCESCO BALZANO.

reaching out TO US from parıs, france.


“I FOCUS ON THE THEME OF ‘SIMPLICITY’ AND ENDEAVOUR TO REFLECT THE ESSENCE OF SOPHISTICATION BY MIXING NATURAL MATERIALS, UTILIZING THE PURITY OF LINES AND MAINTAINING THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF EVERYDAY LIFESTYLE WITHIN MY DESIGNS.”

CRUZIO IS A MARBLE TRAY THAT HAS BEEN DESIGNED IN TRIBUTE TO THE ‘VILLA MALAPARTE’ IN CAPRI. THE TRIANGULAR CONFIGURATION OF THE TRAY IS REMINISCENT OF THE ICONIC STAIRCASE OF THE HOUSE THAT IS LOCATED IN THE ENTRANCE TO THE ROOFTOP. THE TRAY IS A SCULPTURAL PIECE, AS WELL AS A DESKTOP ORGANIZER FOR TABLETOP OBJECTS OF ANY KIND. THE DESIGN FUNCTIONS AS A BOLD DECORATIVE OBJECT EVEN THOUGH IT IS NOT UTILIZED AT ALL TIMES.

FRANCESCO BALZANO IS A FRENCH DESIGNER THAT ADMIRES, AND TRIES TO ADDRESS ‘THE BEAUTY OF TIMELESS THINGS’ IN HIS DESIGNS. BALZANO’S COLLECTIONS AND ITEMS ARE CUSTOM MADE BY VAN DEN WEGHE IN BELGIUM, AND ATELIERS SAINT-JACQUES WITHIN THE FONDATION DE COUBERTIN, WHERE THEY PRACTICE THE EXCELLENCE OF CRAFTSMANSHIP, THE ART OF JOINERY, METALWORK, STONE CUTTING AND FOUNDRY. SINCE 2014, BALZANO HAS DESIGNED A SERIES OF EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIONS THAT ARE AVAILABLE IN MARKET IN UNITED STATES, BELGIUM AND FRANCE.