Francis is member of the Danish Desginers Society and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design at University of Montreal (1994). Francis also pursued studies at L ‘Ecole Supérieure de Création Industrielle (Ensci) in Paris.
Based in Copenhagen since 1999, he works as independent designer in collaboration with Scandinavian and international firms developing products for large-scale and small series production.
It’s a lot about finding the right balance between the concept, the technique and the purpose in a good solution. Go to the essence, to the need, remove all the unnecessary and then play with the basic elements.
Explore the possibilities and pick up the ideas that provoke a certain impression of genuine and relevant. It is a very intuitive process but in a way it’s a search for the unexpected and the familiar at the same time. It can be a small detail or a more radical interpretation but it has to be recognizable and feel very natural.
Normann knives – reddot design award 2007
GOOD DESIGN award 2007