Federation Member
Francesco Sani

Francesco Sani



Francesco Sani, born in 1978, is graduated in Architecture at Florence University and started his professional career in 2004 opening his own design studio “Francesco Sani Architetto” that this year became “SANI+partners”. The studio works designing private and public spaces (especially show-room, retails and exhibition spaces) and industrial products (especially lighting and furniture) for Italian and International companies. Francesco Sani received some important international awards like IF HOME STYLE AWARD in 2016 at Shanghai Furniture Fair and the JC PRIZE as “Best Cutting Edge Designer” for Casa Multi project in 2019. Today Francesco Sani works around the world as freelance Architect and Designer and teaches as visiting professor at Jiangsu Vocational College of Information Technology in Wuxi and as Lecturer as Southeast University School of Architecture in Nanjing.

Engaged in professional work resume

From 1999 to 2005: member of “Filippo di Ser Brunellesco” association in Florence, affiliated to UNESCO

center of Valencia, specialized in the monitoring and restoration of ancient monuments all over the world

Year 2002: worked as researcher at Montecchi Company in Rignano sull'Arno (FI) in the developing of new

building materials

Year 2003: founded the Company “KEY image+marketing” that operates in graphic design, interior design, photography, advertising and communication

Year 2005: founded the Francesco Sani ARCHITETTO's design studio that operates in design, architecture and interior design (in 2017 called SANI+partners)

From 2005 to 2013: art director and designer for Menichetti & C. srl in Empoli (FI)

From 2012 to 2014: art director and designer for RDL light in Latina (LT)

From 2013: designer for Chinese Lighting brands (Maglung LED Lighting, Nan Hui Lighting, Precision Star)

From 2015: designer for Patrizia Volpato, Italian lighting company

From 2016: designer for Faguang, China lighting company

From 2017: designer for Hands On Design, Italy-Japan company

From 2018: CEO and lead designer of SANI+partners studio

The main achievements

July 2004: scholarship for thesis of bachelor sponsored by Rotary International

February 2006: the Wave lamp, designed by Francesco Sani, was officially nominated for the I.D.o.T 06/07 program (italian design on tour)

July 2006: the project “Poprings” was selected at the International Design Competition “Progetti di luce”

  • CASA MULTI luxury department store
  • FRANKE flagship store
  • INTAPELL showroom and office
  • SPLEG bag and leather shop