A lighting fixture’s primary function is to illuminate, but some products help create a certain kind of mood, and even bring out of the beauty of any interior. This is exactly what the Foscarini lighting collection can achieve, because the brand not only designs lamps, but also interprets the various forms and functions of light.
The Foscarini History
Foscarini was set up in 1981 on the beautiful island of Murano in Venice. 3 years after, the brand launched its first collection of lamps designed by Alessandro Vecchiato and Carlo Urbinati. What followed after this is a journey of light and brightness, with many innovations in between.
In 1992, Foscarini introduced a collection of lamps made of industrial glass, and in 1993, another collection made of polythene. Along with a commitment to quality and excellence, the company was the first ever in the industry to receive the UNI EN ISO 9001 quality system certification.
Today, Foscarini is a multi-awarded brand, awarded with the Compasso d’Oro for “the bold technological innovation” of its 2001 collection called MITE and TITE. It also gained the Environmental Quality Certification UNI EN ISO 14001, and the ADI XXII honourable mention for the Infinity installation.
The Foscarini Craftsmanship
Foscarini’s lighting collections are either designed by its in-house team of designers, or in collaboration with other world-renowned designers, such as Rodolfo Dordoni, Ferruccio Laviani, Joseph Forakis and Marc Sadler.
Design and innovation are at the heart of every Foscarini lighting fixture. Most of its projects start with a technological and creative workshop, where some of the greatest designs are conceived. Placing a high value on quality and excellence, a product’s development phase can take years to complete, with progressive research in the midst of it all. The brand doesn’t settle with just any material, they analyse them, along with processes, shapes and operating modes.