Francesco Scatena graduated in architecture in 1997 with a thesis on design, followed by Professor Adolfo
Natalini, tackling today’s greatly relevant issue of the redevelopment of derelict tracts in the suburbs.
In addition to architecture, his attention is drawn by craftsmanship, which he discovered as a child in his
uncle’s carpentry: this is where he became fascinated by the skill of transforming a material into an object
capable of expressing numerous and unexpected meanings.
This interest continued to grow and mature when, as a University Student, he began to follow the teachings
of Professor Remo Buti, a member of « Global Tools » and « Radical Design » in Florence, who invited him to participate in various design exhibitions of experimental projects and prototypes.
In 1999 he opened his own business, operating in various fields such as Architectural Design, Industrial Design, interior decoration, graphics and photography.
He has participated, along with other colleagues, in many architecture and design competitions and received various awards including: second and third prizes in national competitions for the redevelopment of Piazza S. Antonio in Predappio (FC) and Piazza della Libertà in Urgnano (BG); special mentions in “idee per la luce – 2001”, “echi di luce – 2002”, “atmosfere di luce – 2006”, the competition for the redevelopment of the historical stalls in the San Lorenzo market in Florence.
In 2001, his first family of lights came into production and ever since then he has been tackling the project of lighting with continuity, exploring all possible nuances of this world.
His work has been published in major national and international magazines and on the web.