Foscarini Caboche Pendant Light

Foscarini Lighting - Foscarini Caboche Pendant LightFoscarini Caboche Pendant Light: A Chandelier for the 21st Century

Few creations attract as much instant admiration as the Foscarini Caboche Pendant Light, designed by Patricia Urquiola and Eliana Gerotto. A modern take on the traditional crystal chandelier, the Caboche provides diffused light and then refracts it through concentric bands of jewel-like globes. The result is a beautiful light display that has seen the Caboche adopted by many well-styled homes.

The direct light is funnelled downwards by a screen made of white, satinized blown glass, which also creates the lateral diffusion. The refracting globes are formed from that favourite of contemporary lighting designers: PMMC. The metallic elements of the light are made from white lacquered chrome.

The Foscarini Caboche Pendant Light comes in a transparent or golden-amber version to produce a clean and cool or warm and welcoming effect respectively. The small ‘piccolo’ lamp measures 20 x 31cm and there are medium (20 x 50cm) and ‘grande’ (27 x 70cm) versions available – although the price increases markedly with size.

Spanish Born; Italian Trained
The Foscarini Caboche Pendant Light is the creation of Oviedo-born Patricia Urquiola and Eliana Gerotto who hails from Venice, Italy. Urquiola is regarded as one of the most exciting name in contemporary design, and was tutored in Milan by none other than Achille Castiglioni, Flos designer and co-creator of the Arco Lamp. It was in Milan, in 1989, that Urquiola graduated.

Gerotto began her career working in two dimensions, studying graphic design in Milan. She received her diploma in Communication Techniques at the Fondazione Davide Campari in Milan.

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