Pietro Franceschini – Athena Chair

‘Neoteny’ is the condition in which an organism reaches maturity without losing all of its juvenile characteristics. Athena Chair explores the possibilities of a ‘neotenic design’. The outcome is its symmetrical but curved geometry, refined but ironic at the same time.

Con il termine ‘neotenico’ si indica tendenza che hanno alcuni organismi di mantenere in età adulta alcune caratteristiche infantili. Athena Chair esplora le infinite possibilità di un ‘design neotenico’. Il risultato è una geometria simmetrica ma curva; aulica ma ironica.


Material: Bouclé and lacquer natural wood

Dimensions: Ø: 79cm H: 63cm

Year: 2020

Price: 6.200 euro. Email for more information



Pietro Franceschini is an architect and designer based in New York and Florence. He was educated
in Italy, Portugal and United States. After receiving his B.Arch cum laude from Università degli Studi di Firenze and his M.S.Arch with 1st class honour from Pratt Institute, he collaborated among others with Leeser Architecture in Brooklyn, Claudio Nardi in Florence, Laisné Roussel in Paris and Carlo Ratti Associati in New York. His latest project – PF|Studio – was born in 2020 as an interior and furniture design practice.