An exhibit at A/D/O in Brooklyn (a global community of creators empowered by Mini to boldly explore the future of design) about the possibility of a ‘Neotenic Design‘ has been the starting point for deep research in terms of language and materiality, leading to Pietro Franceschini’s first furniture collection.Olympus is a diverse and experimental body of works, where classical and majestic pieces maintain a young and playful trait. Neoteny, in fact, is the condition in which an organism reaches maturity without losing all of its juvenile characteristics.

The collection in bouclé fabric is composed by chair, ottoman, stool and sofa, available with legs in natural lacquer painted wood or in patinated brass.

OLYMPUS, photo © Daniel Civella

CHA-CHA-CHA’ Stool Series in Nero Marquina Marble from Carrara (Italy)

UN BESO EN EL MAR, Stool (couple) in Paonazzo Marble from Carrara (Italy)

OLYMPUS, GAMMA, photo © Enrico Capanni

GAMMA, Stool in Perlato Siciliano Stone

LOS TRES DESEOS, Stool Series in White onyx from Carrara (Italy)

GOLD ARCH, Console in brass, photo © Enrico Capanni


Pietro Franceschini -an architect and designer based in New York and Florence- was educated in Italy, Portugal and the United States.

After receiving his B.Arch cum laude from Università degli Studi di Firenze and his M.S.Arch with 1st class honour from Pratt Institute, he collaborated among others with Leeser Architecture in Brooklyn, Claudio Nardi in Florence, Laisné Roussel in Paris and Carlo Ratti Associati in New York.

PF | Studio, Pietro Franceschini’s latest project, was born in 2020 as an interior and furniture design practice.

GAMMA, Stool in Nero Marquina Marble from Carrara (Italy)