Enrico Franzolini, Vicente Garcia Jiménez

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Enrico Franzolini :

Born in Udine in 1952. He studied in Florence and graduated in architecture at the University of Venice. In 1972 he was invited to the 36th Biennale Exhibition of decorative arts in Venice, exhibiting two objects produced by the Livio Seguso glass-manufactory in Murano.

In 1978 his first personal exhibition at Plurima Gallery in Udine marked the beginning of his interest in purist architecture.

At the same time however he became interested in architecture and interior and product design. In the 80’s and 90’s some of his projects in architecture and industrial design were published by specialized magazines such as Domus, Modo, Abitare, Interni. In 1993 his project for a private house received honoured mentions and won the Piranesi Prize.

Many architectural works have been made during the last years; we would like to mention Calligaris Offices in Manzano, the R.I.F. Office Building, the Mercedes Crysler Jeep Showroom Buiding in Udine and Pordenone, the Tower and Shopping Center Antivari in Udine, the Office Building Potocco in Manzano Udine and some private houses in Vittorio Veneto.

Other works are in progress, like the Hotel Resort in Otranto (Puglia), and other works for private and public clients.

He has worked with several of most important furniture companies such as Accademia, Alias, Cappellini, Crassevig, Foscarini, Gervasoni, Knoll International, Montina, Moroso and Pallucco.

In 1991 he won the first prize in the Top Ten competition at Promosedia Intenational Fair in Udine.

In 1993 his Light Box Collection was exhibited first in Udine at Plurima Gallery, then it was presented by Cappellini in 1994 at the Salone del Mobile in Milan.

In 1999 he received a honourable mention for the chair “Asia”, designed for Crassevig, at the Triennale Compasso d’Oro Prize in Milan.

He also worked on conceptual planning for several exhibitions that took place in the S. Francesco Church Museum in Udine: the “Mosaico “exhibition in 1997, “Le arti a Udine in ‘900” and “L’antico a nuovo” exposition in 2001. Recently he worked for the recent permanent Museum Morpurgo in Udine.

Vicente Garcia Jiménez :

Born in Valencia (Spain) 1978.
He graduated at the Uniersity of Experimental Sciencesat Castellonde La Plana. His major was Industrial Design Engineering. He later moved to Barcelona where he worked for Santa & Cole developing lighting, foe example his perception of the world around him using light, shadows, textures and colours to create new atmospheres.

A strong need to progress made him move to Milan, where through brief experiences, fate brought him to Udine. There, he was elected to create a new line of lamps for karboxx.

At 2005, he was hired as Art Director at the Spanish company Fambuena. PresentlyVincente lives and works at Udine where is working on lighting, furniture and exhibitions, collaborating with companies like Cesar Cucine, Fambuena, Foscarini, Karboxx, Mido, Pallucco Italia, Sinetica Industries and Tacchini.