Enrico Franzolini studied in Florence and graduated in architecture at the University of Venice. In 1972 he was invited to the 36th Biennale Exhibition of decorative arts in Venice, exhibiting two objects produced by the Livio Seguso glass-manufactory in Murano. In 1978 his first personal exhibition at Plurima Gallery in Udine marked the beginning of his interested in minimal architecture. At the same time, however, he became interested in architecture, interior, and product design.
In the ’80s and ’90s, some of his projects in architecture and industrial design were published by specialized magazines such as Domus, Modo, Abitare, Interni. In 1993 his project for a private house received honored mentions and won the Piranesi Prize. He has worked with several of most important furniture companies such as Accademia, Alias, Cappellini, Crassevig, Gervasoni, Knoll International, Montina, Moroso and Pallucco. In 1991 he won the first prize in the Top Ten competition at Promosedia International Fair in Udine. In 1993 his LightBox Collection was exhibited first in Udine at Plurima Gallery, then it was presented by Cappellini in 1994 at the Salone del Mobile in Milan. In 1999 he received an honorable mention for the chair ‘Asia’, designed for Crassevig, at the Triennale Compasso d’Oro Prize in Milan. He also worked on conceptual planning for several exhibitions that took place in the S. Francesco Church Museum in Udine: the ‘Mosaico’ exhibition in 1997, ‘Le Arti a Udine in ‘900’ and ‘L’Antico a Nuovo’ in 2001.