I have some confessions to make…

    • I am a garden designer, but this doesn’t mean that I am a neat gardener.
    • My garden has a messy and carefree look to it.
    • I like low-maintenance plants that don’t need a lot of attention, as long as they look beautiful.
    • I am a Certified Landscape Designer who does not climb trees: I tell people how to project and lighten their gardens and to prune their trees.

So, this is me in a nutshell; I am an architect with a twist, a writer with the occasional recipe and DIY project.

architect Mario FrauAbout me

Hello, my name is Mario Frau and am a creator. Creator of buildings, houses, gardens, lighting and books.

Who am I?

  • Architect and lighting designer: for over 20 years, so far, I have been a director of the architectural firm FRAU18•08 PARTNERS

  • Co-founder of APIL(Association of Italian independent lighting designers)

  • Member of many important professional associations: AIDI (Italian Illumination Association), AIAPP (Italian Association of Landscape Architecture), IFLA (World International Federation of Landscape Architects), Young Entrepreneurs Group of FederlegnoArredo (Associations of Italian Wood Furnishing and Design)

  • Consultant: my vision is to create inventive projects, such as: exhibitions, installations, lighting, showrooms, architecture, products and packaging. This is all I have been doing all my life and now I want to help others to achieve beautiful projects

With such an eclectic international career I had to write a book to put out my knowledge to communal knowledge, that’s why I started “Garden lighting”, a guide to make you rethink your perception of the garden.

To find out more about me take a look at my personal website


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