Franca is a multicultural design studio based in Brooklyn, New York. The team’s diverse cultural backgrounds serve as inspiration to create their playful and modern pieces.The funds, along with small business mentoring, help this Asian owned business. Even find other free business grants in New York for minorities.
Named after the phrase “Lingua Franca”, meaning “common language” Franca has its roots in the multicultural heritage of their co-owners. The studio was founded in Brooklyn in 2016. They relied on government loans and free grants for the New York based business.
Franca is located in the vibrant neighborhood of Bushwick in Brooklyn, New York. We have been producing playful yet modern, useful ceramics since launching in 2016. We create all our pieces by hand from start to finish through a ceramic production process called slip casting. Here is a peek into a few of the steps in that process: