Instructor, Designed Objects (2010). B.Arch, 1994, Miami University of Ohio. Exhibitions: Volume Gallery, Chicago; Architecture and Design Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago Cultural Center. Publications: Abitare; Elle Decor Italy; Details; CS Interiors; Surface; Chicago Home and Garden; GAP Gasa. Collections: Architecture and Design Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago. Awards: Good Design Award, The Chicago Athenaeum; Museum of Architecture and Design.

Personal Statement

Born in Chicago, Felicia Ferrone graduated with a degree in architecture from Miami University, Ohio, after which she moved to Milan. Ferrone's expansive reach is informed by her early experience as an architect in Milan, where she was first taught to "blur boundaries." In a series of positions with some of Italy's most notable design luminaries, among them Antonio Citterio and Piero Lissoni, she developed her belief that all aspects of design are interdependent, that nothing exists in a vacuum but always in relation to the environment, objects, and systems that surround it. Her modernist roots and minimalist aesthetics incorporate a mastery of proportion and meticulously considered details.

fferrone, the international namesake label based in Chicago, is known for delivering the unexpected through a seemingly simple gesture. Archetypes are reinvented; typologies are crossed and blended. European influences, minimalist aesthetics, mastery of proportion, and meticulously considered details are the hallmarks of fferrone. Often lighthearted and whimsical, the furniture and objects are timeless. Through close collaborations with master artisans, each piece is handcrafted allowing for innovative use of materials and production techniques, underlying another fundamental attribute to her design philosophy and approach.


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