I do this because I love art; I love Italy (especially the South); and I love America!
Francesco Bolognini was born in Grottaglie, Italy — famous for its artisanal ceramics. His roots are from Sicily and Campania and he grew up in Puglia. His passion for aesthetics and interior design gave him the courage to migrate to Milan — he brought to the design capital of Europe a love for Mediterranean and Ionian colors and spent several years in apprenticeship and studying contemporary and classic design.
In 2020, Francesco moved to the United States, bringing his passion, charm, and ingenuity to New York City and Palm Beach, Florida.
In July 2021, Francesco launched Da Franz – La Bottega Artigiana in West Palm Beach, Florida. His passion has found a home among those who seek the beauty of southern Italian art in United States.