François Leblanc Di Cicilia

François Leblanc Di Cicilia

Director of the Gallery S. Bensimon in Paris for ten years, François, known as a real talent scout, also personally advises designer studios and brands for their creative and commercial development. He fell in love with design and craft during his four-year mission for the Galeries Lafayette Group and the Decorative Art Museum in Paris.  His life’s commitment is to share know-how and creativity to build bridges between people.

Some highlights: Japanese and Finnish Season exhibition for the Decorative Art Museum, First creative design exhibition at Le Bon Marché (Paris) and at Lane Crawford (Hong Kong), first Argentine, first Lebanese design exhibition in Paris.

François has worked with more than 250 designers, and creators mainly exhibited their works first like Michael Anastassiades, Sabine Marcelis, German Ermics, Marc Dibeh, Sebastian Wrong, Cristian Mohaded, José Levy, Formafantasma, Christian Haas among many others. Quite the hall of fame!

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