Franco Poli, a designer born in Padua in 1950, is a freelancer with consolidated experience. In 1977 he was the artistic director for Bernini spa, in 1986 he worked for Poltrona Frau, and during that same year, he opened his own studio in Venice and started the activity of visiting professor at U.I.A. University in Florence, C.N.R. and Polytechnic University in Milan. In 1989 Franco Poli was a design teacher at Venice’s School of Fine Arts. From 1988 to 2010 he held numerous design conferences in many cities: São Paulo, Quito, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, and New York.
From 1995 one of his creations is exhibited in the permanent collection at Denver Art Museum. In 2007 he won the “DesignX, Australian Design Award”, in 2005 and 2007 he won the “Good Design Award” of Chicago Athenaeum. In 2008 he was advised at “XXI Compasso D’Oro” with his collection LOOM.