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Francesca Guicciardini

Francesca Guicciardini Decorative painter
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If walls could talk

  • • Francesca specialises in chinoiserie, tropical landscapes and animals
  • • Her main inspirations are Florentine art and her trips to Asia
  • • She recently collaborated with the designer Roberto Cavalli

As a young girl, raised in one of the oldest Florentine families, Francesca Guicciardini began by painting the walls of her mother’s home, and it was while still studying at the Art Institute in Florence that she started to receive her first commissions. Over the years, she has applied her talent to walls all around Italy. She has painted Florentine apartments, ancient Roman villas, Tuscan country homes, and public spaces. Then her life took another turn. She moved to Rome and focused on graphic design and film editing. She ended up at the Cinecittà Studios directing short documentaries. At that time, she started travelling extensively around Asia and her first passion, painting, once again guided her life.

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Works

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Tuscan Chinoiserie

This hand painted personalised decoration revisits chinoiserie imbued with Tuscan plants and birds. The project, created with lime paint directly on the wall, was carried out in collaboration with designer Eric Egan, who wanted a traditional entrance but tailored to the location.

Length 300 cm
Width 300 cm
Height 300 cm

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French Chinoiserie

This project, a hand painted wall, was carried out in collaboration with architect Simone Special. In this case chinoiserie has been reinterpreted with plants and birds typical of the French coast where the villa is located.

Height 400 cm
Width 500 cm

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Freedom Jungle

This painting on canvas was designed for the headquarters of Treedom, an innovative start-up that promotes reforestation projects around the world. The project is an interior jungle that represents plants and birds from the places where Treedom operates. The customer gave Francesca Guicciardini a carte blanche, thus leaving freedom for creativity to flourish.

Height 330 cm
Width 700 cm

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The Big Apple

This project was painted in New York, in a large penthouse renovation project in Manhattan. The client wanted 'the big apple' as the guiding thread of the kitchen decor which has many red details that echo the painting.

Height 280 cm
Width 180 cm

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