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OPLA’ is a whole project made up of versatile and multifunctional furniture. The series has been developed after my personal reflection on the comtemporary living,  aiming to cope with the lack of space which characterizes modern cities and our attitude to move from one place to another. The metal chairs have been designed to be folded and easily placed in a cubic and movable coffee table; the cubic shelves can yet be stacked one on top of the other or, if used as an unique piece of furniture, they are coffee tables which can be turned into stools by pulling out the seatback from the metal structure.

The project is designed and realized with Rocci Aldo s.a.s.

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Credits: Lorenzo Ritorto

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  • Francesca Diano

    Francesca is an Italian chartered Architect based in Milan. She graduated from Politecnico of Turin in 2009 with professor Pierre-Alain Croset, complementing her curricula at Beijing Tsinghua University. She started her career working for leading Italian architecture practices such as UdA and +Studio, on European and Middle Eastern high-end residential projects. In 2014 she moved to London and joined Sybarite Architects, firm working with well-known fashion brands, and then James Wells Architects, to further expand her breadth of design capabilities. Since 2016, she runs her own practice in Italy (FDarchitect) with freelance project/site manager collaborations on prime real estate refurbishments and hospitality. Firmly believing in the importance of education, Francesca has always been Teaching assistant at Politecnico of Turin and Politecnico of Milan (Architectural and Urban Design). Alongside the interest in architecture and urban transformation, her passion for design and the history of spaces of living grew constantly; thus, in her works the numerous characters of designing, spanning from architecture to furniture, find a new synergy and balance.

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