Introducing a new collaboration, between GioBagnara and Francesco Balzano.
Ossicle is a collection that comprises monolithic seats, benches and tables crafted with a carefully selected range of leather and marble colours and finishes.
Their monumental volumes originate from both primal monolithic and contemporary minimal features entwined, while the lines are a reference to the 'Jeu de Osselets', which has roots dating back to ancient Greece and Rome, reinterpreting it according to a modern visual and a sharp humour, creating the perfect balance between organic and pure geometric shapes.
Francesco Balzano was born and grew up in Paris, yet his visual culture is imprinted with the images of Venice, Florence, Rome and Capri - where he used to spend his summer holidays. He studied interior design and architecture, and then joined the famed studio of Joseph Dirand, working on prestigious projects.
In 2018 he opened his own studio and started designing custom and limited editions of furniture pieces for art and design galleries all over the world, whilst continuing his work as an interior architect for private clients.
Simplicity as a means to ultimate sophistication. The unparalleled mix of noble materials, pure lines and essential functions of everyday lifestyle. The singularity of each design conceived as a sort of monolithic, sculptural piece that stands the test of time.
"My work is architectural and authentic" says Francesco - "it is a permanent tribute to the beauty of timeless things."