Walden Chicago, an elevated-hospitality event venue in the West Town area of Chicago, required an unobtrusive solution to illuminate and highlight its soaring bow truss ceiling. The interior design team wanted to create a feeling of spaciousness with the dark wood ceiling, an original feature in the century-old building.
The original plans called for large, round suspended lights, but they created significant glare and were a distraction from the bow truss ceiling. This was not suitable for a premier event space that hosts upscale weddings and corporate events.
Murray Hotel: another prestigious collaboration with Foster+Partners
The Murray Building, originally a public works building designed by Ron Philips and opened in 1969, was recently renovated and repurposed as a 336-room luxury hotel called The Murray. Fabbian collaborated, once again, with Foster + Partners and created unique custom works that helped restore character and life to a Hong Kong landmark building.
New Road Hotel (London)
For the restructuring of this building, which used to be a textile factory, the goal was to create a modern and informal space respecting the historicity of the place and its "industrial" feel. The renovation involved the preservation of a great number of walls in rough masonry and of the cast iron frames belonging to the original large windows and partitions, all in cast iron.
Excelsior Gallia Hotel
Inaugurated in 1932, the Excelsior Gallia Hotel in Milan was recently refurbished by the famous architect Marco Piva, who, for the occasion, designed a wall lamp inspired by the elegance and sensuality of the 1920s and 1930s Art Déco.
Gold Step is an elegant wall lamp made entirely of aluminum with two finishes: satin-finish bronze on the rectangular support plate and satin-finish gold for the three parallelepiped diffusors placed at symmetrical distances from one another. Gold Step beautifies the evocative staircase of the hotel.
The Excelsior Gallia Hotel includes also other Fabbian LED products: the Tile wall lamp makes the hallways airy and astonishing, thanks to its clear glass and intrinsic elegance; the Tile wall lamp is also used to lit one of the spacious conference rooms. The terrace is adorned by the Slot ceiling lamp and by the Vela floor lamp, to give a modern touch to a timeless project.
Arch. Marco Piva
Ph. Alberto Parise