Felicia Ferrone


Felicia Ferrone 
Clinical Associate Professor 
Director, MDes in Industrial Design 

BEnvd, Miami University

Felicia Ferrone’s work is deeply informed by her early experience as an architect in Milan, where she was first taught to “blur boundaries.” While working alongside some of Italy’s most notable designers, including Antonio Citterio and Piero Lissoni, Felicia solidified her belief in the interdependence of all aspects of design, and of the relationship of design and context: its environment and surrounding systems. In 2010, she founded fferrone, her international namesake brand. Produced in close collaboration with master artisans, ferrone’s handcrafted furniture and products continue to blur boundaries, interweaving European influences, mastery of proportion, minimalist aesthetics and meticulously considered details with lighthearted whimsy, innovative materials and production techniques. Prior to joining UIC, Felicia was a lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

A recipient of the GOOD DESIGN Award, Felicia’s work has been exhibited and published worldwide and is included in the Art Institute of Chicago’s permanent collection. In addition to her work with fferrone, Felicia has completed commissioned works for such notable clients as Boffi, The Macallan, OTHR, and Volume Gallery.