Hardware specialist Studio Franchi has opened up a new design studio in the
London Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour. It represents a move by Franchi to return
to the roots of their specification business.
Studio Franchi was founded in 1970 and went on to become one of Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s very first tenants in the mid-1990s. After a 13-year break, the brand is back, opening a new space in the newly-developed Design Centre North.
The firm works with established manufacturing partners and will showcase
in the studio high end, exclusive ranges.
The company has tailored six new collections specifically for the launch of Studio Franchi. Each collection has its own distinct, cohesive and inspiring style, from Italian-designed Tirreno collection to the two Best of British collections hand-forged in the UK.
The move follows Simonswerk UK opening its new showroom in Clerkenwell last year (as reported in AIJ Summer 2020) – both firms bucking the trend of cutting back business activities during a global pandemic.