Francesco Rota graduated in product design at Art Center College of Design in 1994. He opens his own studio in 1998 and works in different fields of design: product, furniture, showrooms, offices, residential interiors and events design for: Alchemy, Arketipo, Bals Tokyo, Barilla, Fiat, Frag ,John Richmond, Knoll International, L’Oreal Paris, Living divani, Malo, Martini & Rossi, Mercedes Benz, Paola Lenti, O Luce, Versus. Francesco Rota has been awarded with 2 honorable mentions for the compasso d’oro with Linea and Island which are today in the Historical Collection of the ADI Compasso d’Oro Award. He ha s taken part in several exhibitions held at: St. Etienne Biennale du Design, Hannover Messe, Triennale di Milano, Reggia di Venarla Reale_Torino, Moss_New York, Material Connection_New York, Biennale di Architettura_Venezia,Royal Academy of Arts_Londra, The Merchandise Mart_Chicago, Miami Design Distrisct, Biltmore Fashion Park_Phoenix, Bellerive Museum_Zurich and other private galleries and showrooms around the world. Since May 2004 he has thaught in the Master Research Study Program in Industrial Design at the Istituto Europeo di design, in collaboration with Magis.