STUDIO/DESIGN ForNature includes not only the architectural design, but also the interior design, ending in the production of the furniture itself, from a new idea scrawled in a drawing, to the assembly of a living space with unique patterns of comfort and elegance.
Leni Farenzena studied architecture at the University of Florence (UniFI), after completing his architecture collaborated with several design and architecture studios in Europe and Mexico. ForNature Design is a brand focused on the development of architecture, interior design and furniture.
creative director and founder
My name is Leni Farenzena and I am bilingual in Italian and Portuguese. I am an architect by training, a designer by profession and a creator by nature. I am deeply fond of design and my areas of expertise including furniture, interior and landscape design.
A couple of year ago I have founded my own firm on both furniture design and creation “ForNature Design”. As its name would suggest, Fornature is based on three pillars: environmental sustainability, local content development and innovation.
I have worked shoulder to shoulder with a team of extremely talented artisans with skills carpentry, masonry, welding and painting. Also, along my journey, I have partner up, on a demand basis, with a broad range of service providers. Those would be individual artists, architecture studios, real state agencies and furniture factories. Each and every single partnership has taught me so much on other fields of work and gave me other perspective in my own field of work. It was challenging in many ways, but ultimately very fulfilling and rewarding in unprecedented progress into reaching my career goals.
The work product which I am most fond of is my line focused on hexagons, named the "Hexágon: Nature’s perfect Shape". I took my inspiration from the six-angle shape into creating all sorts of furniture pieces and functional objects: chairs, stools, tables, pavement, lighting and wall shelving. I am always finding ways to integrate a variety of interesting patterns of both natural and mineral materials whilst optimizing space usage and energy efficiency. In this way, I pursue innovative and creative solutions for ensuring the well-being of people indoors benefiting from the close proximity raw materials and connection with nature, whether physically present or represented by proxy.