Franco Origoni, architect, works with Anna Steiner at the practice “Franco Origoni e Anna Steiner architetti associati”, in the field of graphic design, publishing and showroom design.
He has curated numerous exhibitions on the history of Italian graphic design, including: “50 anni di grafica italiana, Antonio Boggeri, Giovanni Mardersteig, Albe Steiner”.
He has curated various monographs of Italian and international architects, including Bottoni, Albini and Piano, as well as exhibitions at the Triennale in Milan such as “La rappresentazione della pena” and “La città infinita”.
Responsible for the Design Collection at the XVI Triennale, he has been a member of the Board of Centro Studi Grafici and a jury member for the Felice Feliciano Award on book quality.
Author of articles, essays and books, he has worked with the cultural supplement to the daily economic newspaper Il Sole 24 ore.
He is a member of the Italian Association for Industrial Design ADI.
He cooperates with numerous companies on showroom design including Alcoa, Alfa Romeo, Ansaldo, Fiat, Fiorentini, Pininfarina, Rinascente, Snam, Schlumberger, Serapian and Caimi Brevetti.
He has designed the signage for national facilities of INPS (Italian National Social Insurance Institute), and in 1989 and 1990 created the two- and three-dimensional coordinated image for Sogemi for the new Pero-Rho exhibition centre.
In 1993 he curated the exhibition “X anni di caos” together with Franco Moschino.
He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Design and Furniture gallery in Cantù and curator of the publication and travelling exhibition on the history of the Compasso d’Oro ADI (56 cities worldwide since 1997). He also curated the exhibitions for the 18th, 19th and 20th editions of the Compasso d’Oro ADI at the Triennale in Milan.
He is the curator of numerous exhibitions on Italian design and products both in Italy and abroad.
He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop foundation.