Franca is a multi-cultural design studio based in Brooklyn, New York.
The studio was founded by Sierra Yip-Bannicq and Jazmin de la Guardia in 2016. Sierra is half French, half Chinese who grew up in bustling Beijing and Jazmin is half Cuban, half Uruguayan and grew up on the other side of the world in Paraguay. Together they share a passion for design and are inspired by their different cultural upbringings and experiences. Franca focuses on creating unique and playful pieces that allow room for the appreciation of details without overloading the senses. Franca's designs are handmade in small batches at their Brooklyn-based studio in New York City. Currently their work is primarily ceramic based and new textile based collection. All the ceramics are handmade in their studio and the textiles are also silk screened and hand sewn in Brooklyn.