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Interview with Francesca Molteni – SuperDesign

Francesca Molteni, graduated in Philosophy, is a curator, director and author of films and documentaries. In 2009 she founded MUSE Factory of Projects, a production company based in Milan. She collaborates with some of the main Italian brands and she’s a contributor to Vogue and Casa Vogue Elle Decor, La Repubblica and IlSole24Ore; and the author of the book Oggetti d’impresa (Objects of Enterprise), Carocci, 2016. In 2017 she produced SuperDesign, a film about Italian Radical Design, promoted by R&Company Gallery. She received the Award for Innovation assigned by the President of the Italian Republic, the Compasso d’Oro honorable mention, and the Cathay Pacific Award for women entrepreneurs.

TRAILER SuperDesign: Italian Radical Design 1965-1975 from R & Company on Vimeo.


Q: What does BALANCE mean to you when you think about design?

FM: Balance is an attitude, a research for the best way to express yourself in the design process while struggling with the constraints.

Q: What do you predict is going to be BIG in 2019 in terms of design?

FM: The sustainability issue is going to be BIG in 2019, meaning the consciousness of designing better for a better quality of life and time.

Q: How do you explain what you do for a living?

FM: We’re trying to tell stories about design, never told before, about people and behind-the-scenes landscapes.

Q: What are your go-tos when you’re seeking inspiration? 

FM: Getting bored. Having some empty time is the best way to find inspiration.

Q: Tell us about a project that you worked on that you are most proud of.

FM: I’m very proud of the “The Power of the Archive. Renzo Piano Building Workshop.” A 35-minute film, it delves into the archive of the Renzo Piano Foundation and Studio. A place of experimentation, the RPBW archive is a metaphor for a sea-port; where goods come and go, each enriching its content and potential communication.


Learn more about Francesca’s work:
Website –
Twitter – @FrancescabyMuse
Instagram – @francescamuse
Facebook – @Museprojectfactory

PLUS, don’t miss the upcoming screening of SuperDesign: Italian Radical Design 1965-1975 at the 2019 ByDesign Festival, March 16, 7:30pm, followed by a lively discussion with local designers and makers. The screening concludes a full day of films and events, including a pop-up market, Text & After Effect Workshop, and a live performance by the LA collaborative Emotional.Store. Tickets and more info at