After graduating with the Master of Contextual Design at Design Academy of Eindhoven, in 2017 Francesco Pace founded Tellurico, a multidisciplinary design studio specialised in objects, spaces and installations design.
The investigation of alternative solutions through the study of folklore, together with the relationship between crafts and the environment has been the centre of Tellurico’s practice. The context in which a project is born has been the primary focus of these years' research. What binds the objects of a place to the characteristic of the place itself intertwines the historical, geological and social aspects of humankind, as well as the uniqueness and simplicity of everyday life. It is an always expanding field of investigation, as endless are the ways to live.
In 2020 Tellurico has been nominated by Platform Magazine among the Best Italian Designers. In 2021 Tellurico won the prestigious Officine Saffi Awards with his project Telluride and in 2022 has been listed among the Next Pure Talent of 2022 by Elle Decor.
So far, Tellurico’s works have been presented in many international venues such as Biennale of Architecture in Venice, Van AbbeMuseum in Eindhoven, M.A.D.RE. in Naples, Triennale di Milano, Brohan Museum in Berlin, Beirut Design Fair, Italian Pavilion in Barcelona, Zoya Gallery in Bratislava and others. He works closely with private clients and received commissions from differents galleries such as Palau de Casavells in Barcelona, Mint London, Camp Design Gallery and Functional Art Gallery in Madrid.
Tellurico lives and works in the Netherlands.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Next Talent 2022 - Elle Decor Italia
Officine Saffi Awards 2021 - Special Prize Winner
Best Italian Designer 2020 Under 40 - Platform Magazine
2014/ 2016 - Design Academy Eindhoven - Master Degree in Contextual Design
2012/ 2014 - Politecnico di Milano - Master Degree in Product Design for Innovation - CUM LAUDE
Feb-Oct 2013 - UDK, Universität der Kuntzé - Product design - Berlin
2007/ 2010 - S.U.N. Facoltà di Architettura Luigi Vanvitelli, Product Design Département - Napoli
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April 2021, Mentor for Scuola Open Source - Workshop ‘’In-Situ’’
March 2021, Lecture for American University of Beirut - ‘’Design Beyond Design’’
November 2020, Lecture at ADI Design Museum, Milan
November 2020, Performance Untitled 1A at 5Vie Milano
Agosto 2020, Tellurico Selected among the Best Italian Designers&Architects Under 40
December 2018, Lecture at MADE programme Siracusa
September 2018, Telluride, Shortlisted for Craeftiga Awards
June 2018, Telluride, Bratislava Design Week, Bratislava - Slovakia - Panel Lecture.
September 2017, Beirut Design Fair, Visioni Opposte - Beirut - Lebanon - Panel Lecture
May 2017, Guest Mentor at Design Department at Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts
March to May 2017, Beirut Art Residency Programme - Residency and Solo-exhibition.
Feb 2016, Den Haag, Contradictions and Paradoxes - panel lecture KABK
May 2012, Turin Festival Architettura in Città - Video Installation, (with Natasha Fenoglio)
June 2012, Milan - Design Library - Video Installation, mapping, (with Fabrizio Vatieri)
October 2010, Napoli - Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli - Fendi for Children - Video Istallation and Live VJ set
2009/2010, Napoli - M.A.D.RE. - Video Installation and live performances
May 2009, Napoli - Design in Mostra - Talk and Lecture
photo by Chris Kontos for Kennedy Magazine