Born in 1952 at Udine, in 1979 Enrico Franzolini graduated in Architecture in Venice. In 1972 he was invited to the XXXVI Venice Biennale.
His first personal exhibition was held in 1978 in the Udine Plurima Gallery and marked his move towards purist architectural research.
Parallel to his artistic research he developed his commitment to the field of architecture and industrial design. His plan for a private dwelling drew the attention of architectural exhibitions, including the Piranesi Prize in 1993.
In the field of industrial design he has worked with some of the most prestigious furniture companies, such as Accademia, Alias, Cappellini, Crassevig, Foscarini, Gervasoni, Knoll International, Moroso, Montina, and Pallucco.
In 1991 he won first prize in the Top Ten competition set up by Promosedia.
He held another personal exhibition in 1993 showing his Light Box collection in the Plurima Contemporary Art Gallery, Udine. The same collection was then displayed by Cappellini at the Milan Salone del Mobile in 1994.
His Asia chair, produced by Crassevig, was selected for the Compasso d’Oro Prize held in Milan in 1999.

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