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.

Foscarini Aplomb Pendant Light

Foscarini Aplomb LightFoscarini Aplomb Pendant Light: A Revolutionary Design

If you are looking for a novel lighting solution for your home, and like to challenge convention, then the Lucidi Pevere studio may have just the answer you are looking for.

The Foscarini Aplomb pendant light takes the most raw of industrial materials, concrete, and imbues it with the spirit of revolution to create a 21st Century masterpiece.

Available in unrefined grey, warm and inviting brown or chic white, this small suspension light is perfect for tables, counters and peninsulas. It is often clustered together or aligned in rows with lamps of the same or different hue.

The small Foscarini Aplomb Pendant Light measures just 35.5 x 16.5cm, and can hang up to 2m from the ceiling. It takes a 60w halogen energy-saving bulb (not included).

A First for Foscarini
Paolo Lucidi (1974) and Luca Pevere (1977) were both born in Udine, Italy but met in Milan while at the Politecnico di Milano, where they both graduated in Industrial Design. Lucidi earned his spurs working in the studio of Piero Lissoni before collaborating with Marc Sadler. Pevere gained experience with Clino Trini Castelli.

After 11 years working in Milan, the pair moved back to Udine and set up Studio Lucidi_Pevere. The Foscarini Aplomb Pendant Light, along with the Bahia wall light, were their first contributions to the Foscarini collection, arriving on the scene in 2010.

Foscarini Lighting

Foscarini Lighting - Foscarini Caboche Pendant LightFoscarini Lights and Lighting

Foscarini lighting was born from the renowned glass factories of Murano situated just across the water from romantic Venice. Since the early 1980s, the company has grown to become one of the leading contemporary lighting brands in the world, noted for its fun and exciting designs.

The Foscarini Hall of Fame
Featuring over thirty designers, from Werner Aisslinger to Marco Zito, The Ferrious Foscarini lighting range encompasses a wide range of approaches and techniques. Among the more recognisable names you will come across are Rodolfo Dordoni and Tom Dixon. Click here for more info on Foscarini

Born in Tunisia, Tom Dixon OBE moved to Britain at the age of 4. His designs are largely created from welded metal, a pleasure he discovered while fixing motorcycle frames. Having served as head of Habitat and Artek, he is also associated with a trademark ‘fluoro’ orange colour. His Lightweight ceiling pendant is among the design gems in the Ferrious Foscarini range.

Rodolfo Dordoni hails from Milan and has been responsible for the art direction of many leading brands, including the Italian lighting giant Artemide (also featured by Ferrious) and Foscarini. The Ferrious collection includes Dordoni’s Lumiere lamps (available as floor, table, wall and ceiling lights), and his New Buds pendants.

Foscarini Aplomb LightGoing Natural?
If you prefer your lighting to follow natural lines, Foscarini lighting have a few designs worth exploring. For example, there is the cigar-shaped Havana lamp by Jozef Forakis; the attractive Birdie lamp, with its twig-like protrusions, invented by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba and the gently glowing polyethylene Gregg stones, also by the Italian duo. The Gregg stones are now available in a weatherproof and knock-resistant version suitable for outdoor lighting and can be purchased in medium, large and extra large sizes to accentuate the natural feel.

Light up Like the Lido
The popularity of Foscarini lighting was evidenced in the brand’s presence at the Hotel Villa Laguna on the Venice Lido. The Gregg stones were part of a carefully selected collection used to light up the Venice Movie Stars Lounge, adding subtle accents to enhance the beautiful horizon. The lounge also displayed Marc Sadler’s weave-like Tress lamps, also available through Ferrious.

An Eye for Innovation
Foscarini lighting are still proving that they are in touch with the contemporary lighting scene. Three designs (each available through Ferrious) featured in the 2012 ADI Design Index publication. They were the Colibri floor lamp by Edoardo Fioravanti; the Behive by Werner Aisslinger and the Maki pendant lamp designed by Nendo. The Behive, with its pure form and sculptural appeal, has been used in the company’s recent advertising campaign.

The use of light is central to the ambience of any room, and the design expertise of Ferrious combined with the variety found in the Foscarini collection are a potent combination in bringing your vision to light. Ferrious are a design-led company, so please contact us for advice.

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Foscarini Lumiere Table Lamp

Foscarini Lumiere Table LampFoscarini Lumiere Table Lamp: Discreet Elegance

More refined than spectacular, the charming three-legged Foscarini Lumiere Table Lamp adds a discreet elegance to any living space. Its blown glass diffuser is silky and smooth to the eye, subtly lifting the mood in true Dordoni fashion.

The inside of the diffuser is coloured white, with a colour finish applied to the outside. There are four different finishes to choose from: amber, grey, ivory and white, and two different bases: black chromed and polished aluminium. In addition the lamp comes in two sizes, both available through Ferrious. The small ‘piccolo’ version measures 35 x 20cm and takes either a 60w incandescent or 42w low energy bulb. The large ‘grande’ lamp is 45 x 26cm and requires three 40w incandescent or three 28w low energy bulbs.

Designed in 1990, the Foscarini Lumiere Table Lamp comes in both dimmable and non-dimmable variations, with the dimmable version requiring a small supplement.

Ferrious also showcase the more angular XXL and XXS Lumiere Table Lamps, available in black or white.

Rodolfo Dordoni’s Classic Modernism

Rodolfo Dordoni was born in Milan in 1954 and graduated from the Politecnico di Milano in 1979. He has applied his classic modernist style to architecture, furnishings and objects and is a designer who uses his mastery of balance and form to gently challenge the status quo.

Dordoni is experienced in art direction, and is often involved in the entire journey of a product or development, including the brand strategy used to communicate it to the wider world.

Dordoni is widely famed for his work with the Dolce & Gabbana stores.

Foscarini Twiggy Floor Lamp

Foscarini Twiggy Floor LampFoscarini Twiggy Floor Lamp: Defying Dimensions

The Foscarini Twiggy Floor Lamp casts a graceful silhouette, adding charm and style to any living space. Its arcing stem bears some resemblance to the classic Arco Lamp, and solves similar design problems, but the construction and aesthetic of Marc Sadler’s invention is pure 21st Century.

The Foscarini Twiggy Floor Lamp defies its dimensions as it rises up to 215cm from its lacquered glass fibre base to provide light that is both direct and diffused through a transparent upper disc. Extra stem sets can be ordered to increase the range of the lamp for larger rooms.

The flexible and resistant compound stem combines with a clever system of counterweights to achieve the seemingly impossible. The flavour of the lamp is altered through the choice of colour: black, white, yellow or red are available.

Marc Sadler: The Experimenter
French designer Marc Sadler is as well-known in the sports sector as he is in the world of interior design. He has worked with companies such as Nike in experimenting with new materials for use on the field or track.

The Foscarini Twiggy Floor Lamp is a perfect example of how Sadler’s experimentation with materials and modern construction techniques has revolutionised the concept of interior design. Sadler is also active on the teaching circuit, holding seminars in design schools and universities throughout Italy, for example the Domus Academy and the Politecnico di Milano.