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Francesco Cappuccio is an Italian lighting and product designer based in Bangkok. He obtained his Master of Architecture and Specialist Degree in Industrial Design from the University Federico II of Naples (Italy) in 1994.

Francesco relocated to Bangkok in 2005, where he taught lighting and product design and served as Academic Director at the AI Bangkok Institute.

In 2015 he founded "CappuccioDesignStudio" and coo-founded the brand "Lightsculptures".

Francesco is deeply dedicated to incorporating sustainable principles into his work. He has formulated the adage "Form follows function and vice versa" to guide his design approach, recognizing the interrelatedness of aesthetics, functionality, and sustainability. His objective is to create visually appealing and practical designs, while also minimizing their environmental footprint.

Francesco has collaborated with a number of brands such as Artitude, Hora, Kochuu, Lightsculptures, Multiforme, Lumere.

The secret to his long-lasting success lies in the wide scope of his interests:  furniture, lighting, facades, interiors, light installations, etc.

His design “Louis XXI” is included in the Museum permanent collection of M.A.A.M Verona.

Over the course of his career, he won several awards and was featured in numerous publications:

Red Dot Design Award

European Design Award 

Five A'Design Awards

First Prize for “The Significant Furniture” International Competition “Aldo Morelato Foundation” for Applied Art in the Furniture Sector.

In 2018, Francesco gained widespread attention for his sustainable installation "The Sunflowers" near the Opera House, which was prominently featured on the front page of the Sydney Herald.

 

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