Founded in 1981 on the Venetian island of Murano, Foscarini has collaborated with internationally renowned designers and local craftsmen for four decades. Resulting in them building a reputation for lighting designs that look seductive when switched on and full of surprises when switched off. Thanks to the emotion their designs evoke, Foscarini are popular both in the home and at the office.
The Foscarini lighting range
Fare Luce - making light with Foscarini
Every lighting design by Foscarini has the motto Fare Luce, which means 'make light’, in mind during their creation. This means every lighting design encompasses the world of innovation and shape on the one hand and the world of vision, thought and light on the other.
Foscarini designers create their masterpieces with passion, emotion and feeling. Enthusiasm is one of the driving forces in the creative process, and great importance is attached to the freedom to think through and implement lighting ideas without mental blinkers. A dialogue between concept and form, which results in ever new designs, is one of the company’s foundations too. Their Italian roots shape their creative process, with particular importance given to focusing on high-quality craftsmanship.
Freedom of expression
Foscarini designers are free to experiment and play with different materials. At the top of the list are traditional glass art and blown glass. Fibreglass, painted PVC, metal, concrete and silicone are widely used too, as is ABS plastic, steel and aluminium.
Carlo Urbinati and Alessandro Vecchiato - pioneers of design freedom
Carlo Urbinati and Alessandro Vecchiato joined Foscarini as creative heads. In 1988 they became the new owners. And since 2014, Carlo Urbinati has been the sole CEO and president of Foscarini. From their pen came the Folio lamp, a reinterpretation of traditional glassblowing. Over the years, they’ve created the foundations for new creations that know no limits in design, processing techniques and cultural references.
Marc Sadler - the father of innovative, experimental design
Years of experience as an industrial designer in the sports industry distinguish Foscarini designer Marc Sadler. His innovative and experimental approach has resulted in award-winning cult creations, including Mite and Tite, which are made from a mixture of glass and carbon fibre. If this wasn’t enough, his light designs Kite, Twiggy, Tress and Jamaica have become modern classics thanks to their innovative look and use of technology.
Patricia Urquiola - the mother of elegance and style
As an architect and designer, Patricia Urquiola has made an international name for herself and received several awards for her works. Her lighting design for Foscarini, the Caboche Plus chandelier, was created in collaboration with Eliana Gerotto and is made of multiple crystal spheres. Elegant and stylish, it’s clear to see why it’s such a popular piece - and a lighting classic.
Lumiere by Rodolfo Dordoni - timeless fascination
From Rodolfo Dordoni's mind came the timeless lighting classic Lumiere. This famous Foscarini piece completely reinterprets the traditional lampshade. Made of blown glass, it conveys emotions and convinces with absolute puristic beauty. In addition to Lumiere, Dordoni created the Buds collection for Foscarini and has designed multiple showrooms and exhibitions.
Ludovica and Roberto Palomba - the designer couple
Besides Birdie, Tartan and Rituals, the organic pebble-shaped lamp Gregg is an outstanding creation by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba. The designer couple is famous for designs that enter their owners’ hearts - and makes them life-long champions of their work.
Enrico Franzolini and Vicente Garcia Jimenez - creators of the Big Bang
Together, designers Enrico Franzolini and Vicente Garcia Jimenez created the Foscarini classic: Big Bang. The Big Bang combines chaos and geometry and is a real eye-catcher. The dynamic structure of interlocking, crisscrossing planes creates an original and unprecedented lighting design unlike anything seen before.
Intelligent light thanks to MyLight
If you want to control and change your lights to suit your needs and mood, the Foscarini MyLight is the answer. Using your smartphone or tablet, all you need is the free Casambi app to control any Foscarini light or lamp equipped with a MyLight module. The app automatically recognises these when switched on, allowing you to control the brightness and colour temperature. A timer function allows you to pre-programme when the lights come on, off or when you want to change the lighting mood.
Country of origin: Italy
Year founded: 1981
Awards: Compasso d’Oro ADI XXIII | Luminaire of the Year 2011
Via Delle Industrie 27
30020 Marcon (VE)