Francesco Pellisari

Francesco Pellisari

Francesco Pellisari attended the Perito Electtronico Industriale, Rome, and the Scuola Sperimentale Technologica Leon Battista Alberti, Rimini. He is registered with the Italian Acoustic Association and the UK Audio Engineering Society.

For twenty years Francesco has conceived sound and form in a radically new, creative and innovative way. This immersive approach is coupled with an experimental modus operandi that allows him to deliver solutions that are simultaneously technological and poetic. Moreover, his ability to think creatively, breaking away from traditional established patterns, has given him the capacity to come up with ingenious, unconventional solutions.

Francesco has applied his approach to acoustics in diverse fields. His professional advice brings together different strands of sound, taking into consideration all key elements and working across disciplines to provide a holistic solution.

His work is rich in references to historical and geographic experiences and important personal encounters. Throughout his career, Francesco has worked with great designers such as Ron Arad and Ingo Maurer (combining light and sound). His mentor was acoustic researcher Roy Allison, one of the leading acousticians of the 20th century.
In 1996 Francesco founded NacSound, creating pioneering speakers and offering consulting services in several fields, often in collaboration with Laura Montanini in architectural design, as well as in product-based design.

He has exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Centre Pompidou. His work has been published in International Year Book, The Times, Wallpaper, Audio Review, Daily Telegraph, Church Building, Domus, and Casabella. He holds twelve acoustic patents.

Selected Projects
Consulting Services within the Field of Acoustic Product Design

Leaf Blower - Positec (2020 to date, China)
Noise reduction and mechanical resonance

Wallpaper – WallDecó (2019 to date, Italy, Sweden)
Innovative wallpaper panel, patent pending

Iconic speaker Grundig (2018 to date, London)
Speaker project. Designer: Ron Arad Associates

Landroid - Positec (2017, China)
Ultrasound system moving control

ORFEO speaker (2016 to date, Rome)
Light speaker, Designers Francesco Pellisari and Silvestro Mennella

ZEMI Aria (2015, USA)
Wireless speaker, sold by Apple. Designers Francesco Pellisari and Ron Arad

Cloud inflatable lamp - Snocrash (Sweden, 2000)
Noise control using alternative materials. Designer: Pio Barone Lumaga

Omni-directional speaker NacSound (1996 to date, Rome)
Pioneering ceramic omni-directional speaker