Corian x Franco Crea
Australian luxury furniture designer Franco Crea challenges the assumption that high end necessarily equals high maintenance. Through his label, FrancoCrea, Franco produces gallery-worthy pieces that join beauty with function.
This Balwyn family selected four FrancoCrea pieces to complete their modern Melbourne home: the Mila table, Mila armchair, Multi table and Multi bench seat. Each piece is itself a work of art, with materials carefully chosen to add warmth and depth to the home’s design while also complementing the family’s busy lifestyle.
“The more you work with a material, the more you build a relationship with it. With Corian®, I’ve come to appreciate its almost limitless ability for me as a designer and its durability and aesthetic for my clients,” shares Franco. “In this case, it provides a no-fuss, easy-to-clean solution for two of the family’s most loved and used spaces.”
Selecting a single colour for both tabletops creates a cohesive aesthetic and a seamless indoor-outdoor living experience. Because Corian® is both durable and robust, it can withstand Melbourne’s variable climate and stand up against heavy use.
“An heirloom piece of furniture must be equal parts visually commanding and built to last,” says Franco. “It gives me tremendous joy to think of the many meals, memories, and moments the family will enjoy at these tables.”