Born in Taranto in 1982, Francesco Sillitti graduated in Industrial Design at the University of Architecture in Genoa in 2006. That same year, he did an internship in the “INVIDEO” advertising studio. In 2007 he was awarded an Erasmus scholarship to study at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. In 2008, still in Valencia, he worked at José Luis Soler’s architecture studio where he carried out design and architecture projects and was in charge of the outdoor furniture line. As a freelance designer, he has created the corporate image of the Alfredo Majorano Ethnographic Museum in Taranto, as well as a T-shirt line. He has also worked on various commercial activities. In 2009 he did a Master’s degree in European Design Lab 09 at the IED Institute in Madrid. From June to September, 2010 he worked at the Summer Workshop at Domain de Boisbuchet, in collaboration with the Vitra Design Museum. In 2011, he did an internship at Estudio Campana, São Paulo, Brazil. In 2012 he was the winner of the 2012 Concept Design BRIT Award, organized by SKITCH and CASA CLAUDIA magazine, for my DOZEQUINZE project.