Felicia Ferrone, a multi-faceted personality - an architect, designer, academic and entrepreneur - established her eponymous brand, f f e r r o n e, in 2001 in Chicago and later in Milan in 2018. The brand is celebrated for its innovative designs like the pioneering use of borosilicate and fluted borosilicate in glassware, which were first introduced with the Revolution and Margot Collections respectively. Ferrone's creations are recognized for their minimalist
Born in Chicago, Ferrone studied architecture at Miami University, Ohio, then further developed her design sensibilities in Milan, Italy, through her association with renowned Italian designers. Her global experience underscores her belief that all aspects of design are interconnected and should harmonize with their surrounding environment. Ferrone's brand, f f e r r o n e, has catered to prestigious clients like Audi, Boffi, Mortlach, The Macallan, Cartier, and Gucci, among others, while also providing commissioned work. Her award-winning designs, ranging from glassware to furniture, are exhibited internationally and featured in museum collections.
In addition to her flourishing design practice, Ferrone is a respected academic. She currently heads the Undergraduate Studies in Industrial Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and previously served as the Director of Graduate Studies of Industrial Design at UIC and a lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Notably, she served as a jury member for The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in 2017 and Archiproducts in 2022. Ferrone frequently speaks on her design practice, original design, and empowerment through design entrepreneurship.