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FRANCESCA BANDI

FRANCESCA BANDI

Newport Beach, CA, US

 

About 

I’m an architect graduated from the University Institute of Architecture of Venice, in Venice, Italy, and I have  more than 5 years of residential and commercial experience with an emphasis in retail and high-end furniture design.

My experience encompasses many phases of design, which includes project management, planning, feasibility studies and product development for fashion apparel companies such as United Colors of Benetton, Sisley, Benetton 012,Undercolors and Minotti Cucine, an exclusive Italian luxury kitchen manufacturer. In addition, my experience thus far, which is also characterized by worldwide-appreciated Italian taste, has also provided me the opportunity to increase my knowledge familiarity with use of materials and construction techniques.

As resume indicates  my career started in the retail design field, where I obtained  many achievements, and I would love keeping my profession being focused on the Interior Projects.

I enjoy challenges and working hard. 

Employment 

MAGEDMAN MODERN, Santa Ana, CA, Retail and Contemporary Furniture Design Consultant

-Developed concepts and designs, presentation media, construction documents and schematic drawings.
-Performed detailed space planning.
-Assisted showroom with sales and administrative tasks, such as reviewing catalogues and ordering samples.

Jul 2010 - Mar 2011
 

MINOTTI CUCINE, Verona, ITALY, Senior Designer

-Planned, designed and furnished Minotti’s showrooms and trade show fixtures and components.
-Developed new high-end kitchen design concepts by combining different materials (marble, wood, steel).
-Drafted final presentations and technical documents for clients and for manufacturing.
-Estimated costs and established final quotations.

Jan 2008 - Jan 2010
 

BENETTON GROUP, S.p.A, Treviso, ITALY, Senior Designer / Project Leader

-Created company merchandising standards to maintain consistency across all brands (United Colors of Benetton, Sisley, Benetton 0-12, and Undercolors) by designing furniture and lighting layout.
-Maintained brand consistency across European countries as Spain, Germany, Russia and France.
-Collaborated with Engineering Department to develop construction planning, schedules, and budgets.
-Detailed dedicated areas as play areas for children, display walls, focal points, rest areas, and fitting rooms inside the shops.
-Designed exterior store facades and worked closely with graphics department.
-Carried feasibility studies for potential new store concepts and locations by conducting research and developing schematic designs and sketches.
-Traveled throughout Europe to supervise construction work-in-progress for final approval.
-Assisted with the creation of a workshop in collaboration with the Architecture University of Venice for first year students that introduced Benetton’s history and worldwide project locations.

Jan 2006 - Jun 2008
 

BENETTON GROUP, S.p.A, Treviso, ITALY, Junior Visual merchandiser

-Assisted with creation of new merchandising displays in order to attract, engage and motivate customer purchasing by applying different elements such as color, lighting, decoration and product information.
-Developed fixture, and lighting layouts and interior merchandising by recommending, highlighting and demonstrating particular products at strategic locations.

Jan 2006 - Jun 2006
 

Education 

Università IUAV di Venezia, IUAV, Bachelors, architecture

CERTIFICATE IN INTERIOR DESIGN, Interior design Institute – Newport Beach, CA 2010
PROFESSIONAL LICENSE, I.U.A.V University of Architecture of Venice – Venice, Italy 2006
ARCHITECTURE DEGREE, I.U.A.V University of Architecture of Venice – Venice, Italy 2004
ERASMUS PROGRAM (European Exchange Program), Technische Universitat of Graz – Graz, Austria 2002

Jan 1999 - Jan 2004
 

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