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Interior and product designer Francesco Rota was born in 1966, Milan, Italy. In 1994, he graduates at Art Center College of Design in La Tour Peliz, Switzerland. In 1995 he goes back to Milan and estabilishes the Francesco Rota Design Office, and starts to collaborate with italian and foreign companies. His major works include showroom design for Versus and John Richmond; showroom design for L'Oreal; office, showroom and warehouse interior design for the Oluce Factory and Headquarters in Milan; office, showroom and appartments interior design for the Bals Corporation Milan Headquarters; interior design for Women Celebrities Agency in Paris, as well as spatial design for the Nestlè exhibition during The International Salone del Mobile at Superstudio+ Milan in 2004. In addition, he has done spatial installations for Daimler Chrysler_Mercedes Benz during the 8th International Exhibition of Architecture in Venice at The Corderie dell'Arsenale in 2004 and the ‘Terrazza Martini' for Martini&Rossi during the 62nd International Exhibition of Cinematography Art in Venice in 2005. His product designs include the complete home collection and the outdoor collection for the company Paola Lenti for which he has also designed several installations and the catalogue. He has also produced several lighting fixtures designs for Oluce including Ibiza, an outdoor lamp with an integrated loudspeaker, and a whole collection of products for Martini&Rossi to create brand awareness troughout the use of the personalized products during special events in selected public spaces. Francesco Rota latest work includes the Space Sofa system and the Jet ceramic tumbler set designed for the japanese company Bals Tokyo, presented at the 2007 International Salone del Mobile in Milan. In the last few years, Francesco Rota has taken part in several exhibitions, held at: Spazio Opos, Luisa Delle Piane gallery, Spazio Zeus, St. Etienne Internatinale biennale du design, Hannover Messe, Triennale di Milano. Francesco Rota has received several awards, including the International Audi Design Award ''Life in Motion'' first prize, and two honorable mentions at the 19° Premio Compasso D'Oro 2001 with ''Linea'' an indoor chaise longue and at the 20° Premio Compasso D'Oro 2004 with ''Island'' an outdoor sofa system. Since 2004 Francesco Rota is an instructor of master in product design degrees at the European Design Institute of Milan.