Francesco Draisci

Architect London / United Kingdom

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Francesco Draisci
Francesco Draisci
  • Address ​Unit 203 ScreenWorks 22 Highbury Grove Islington, ​N5 2EF London | United Kingdom
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Francesco Draisci has more than 20 years of experience in bringing creative and humanistic value to design and architecture. With a passion for contemporary art, design and architecture, he developed his experience by working with Richard Rogers Partnership (now RSHP) and Ron Arad Associates among others. He is now co-director of DRAISCI STUDIO LTD, a London based practice that designs and develops unique projects in architecture, interiors, installations and exhibitions. In 2005 the practice was winner of the 40 under 40 AJ/CORUS competition (selecting the most interesting architects in the UK) and, more recently, winner of the Design of the Year Award by The Designer Magazine and finalist in the Wood Awards. In 2007 created one of the 150 worldwide creative contributions to the V&A 150th anniversary catalogue and received a commendation for sustainable architectural design in the competition Letchworth Garden City of Tomorrow. The studio work has been exhibited at the London V&A, the London Design Museum and the Venice Architectural Biennale. Francesco has been responsible for the design of the V&A exhibition “Decode: digital design sensations”, the design and production of the Sacred Objects for the New North London Synagogue, residential projects in London, Italy and Paris and for SPRING FOREST installation for Clerkenwell Design Week 2012. He was responsible for the design of the new Cathedra and Crucifix for Leicester Cathedral and an installation for OUNDLE School. With a deep experience and strong technical knowledge about the manipulation of materials, colours and light, Francesco provides spatial consultancy to large architectural practices, cultural institutions and commercial brands. He has been working with the V&A, the Garage in Moscow, Nike, Karl Lagerfeld, Nokia, Peroni. In 2017, Francesco led the competition winning design of a retail kiosk for TVC site developed by Stanhope and has won the Architect Pitch, organised by Archiboo.