The Art Department at the University of Tampa
and its Graphic Design Major


"Discarded Materials: Design Transformation"

by Luciana González Franco

Industrial Designer and Professor at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Tuesday May 3rd, 2011 at 6.00 PM
At the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery [ 310 N Boulevard, 33606 ]
The University of Tampa,
College of Arts and Letters

Open to everyone, no cover.

Luciana González Franco will discuss her award winning designs using non-traditional materials such as discarded plastic bottles, rubber cones, paper, leather and broken hard-drives in order to create functional, elegant and ecologically-driven objects that can be integrated into our everyday lives.

Luciana Gonzalez Franco studied Industrial Design at the ENSCI/Les Ateliers, in Paris and the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba in Argentina. She is finishing her Masterís Degree in Design Instruction at the School of Architecture and Design of the Universidad de Buenos Aires, where she also teaches Industrial Design.

Her work has been exhibited in Argentina, Europe and now the USA, and she is currently focusing on her independent practice where she is exploring the nature of discarded and non-traditional materials and their possibilities to generate new forms.

The goal of her research is to optimize the usage of resources by reducing the consumption of energy, using Design as an innovative and development tool.

You can explore Ms González Franco's designs here: