In order to be updated on all the activities carried out by the company, it is possible to browse all news reported in this section and arranged by category. The most interesting releases regard the launch of new lamps or design and furniture events. Finally yet importantly, all lighting projects developed in collaboration with renowned architects are presented in this section.


Restaurant Design - Inspiration for the Future

The current unpredictable pandemic world has created many possibilities for the future of restaurant and bar design.

Some designers predict the next Roaring Twenties, where people are looking to get out and socialize amongst the people they haven’t seen in almost two years. They envision the designs to be bold and statement-making with a hint of excess thrown in.

Other designers anticipate the need for more intimate booth-type set-ups where patrons can enjoy a delicious meal while feeling secure that they are adequately separated from others.

Either way, lighting design will play an instrumental role in each of these possibilities- from being a part of the overall design to setting the mood to providing functional illumination for the staff.

To inform and inspire your next restaurant project, Fabbian USA presents our Restaurant Lookbook. The presentation includes the four primary restaurant categories with installations and helpful design considerations for each concept. The Lookbook can be easily downloaded and shared virtually or at your next design meeting.

Our team at Fabbian USA is ready to serve up solutions to anything your client may order by offering signature looks using unique Italian Modern Designs to fulfill decorative and architectural lighting needs.

Fabbian solutions are priced to fit every budget, and we offer product and logistics support in the forms of stocking programs, custom solutions, and multi-location coordination. These elements will enable restaurants to succeed no matter which trajectory the world takes (and maybe it’s a little of both!)

As the world discovers what is next, dining out will continue to innovate and adapt, and Fabbian is here to serve. Contact us to discuss your next project!

Sundt Construction Breakroom and Lounge - Metro F49

Metro F49 Brightens Up the Breakroom at Sundt Construction

Sundt Construction, one of America's largest general contractors, recently added to its Phoenix yard property. The operations and support services Warehouse project included an employee break room and lounge area.

The design for the mixed-use space featured elements highlighting the nature of the construction business, including an exposed ceiling showing corrugated metal, conduit, ductwork, and ceiling supports. The mixed-use space required a combination of direct and ambient illumination for light tasks and general gathering. The exposed ceiling limited options for providing ambient illumination as there was no place for typical 2x2 or 2x4 ceiling lights.

Metro F49 lighting system was able to provide the solution. The indirect linear system spanned the room's width without interruption or need for additional supports and was located below the ceiling supports and ductwork for ease of installation and provided the required ambient illumination. Metro's stainless steel strip blended perfectly with the ceiling's exposed elements, enabling it to work with the design seamlessly.

  • Owner: Sundt
  • Designer and Architect: Architekton
  • Local Fabbian Representative: RC Lurie


When Great Hills Partners, based in Boston, MA, was planning a new headquarters space overlooking the city, the design team at Gensler Boston knew they would need to provide an exclusive experience from the moment a client stepped out of the elevator. With two lobby spaces to fill, the design teams knew they would need something special and so they came to Fabbian to develop a completely custom solution for the spaces. The concept was to create a concealed and floating grid system composed of glass pendants.


Even from the initial renderings, the concept clearly was massive in scale. Encompassing nearly 500 square feet of space, The Elevator Lobby, at 25’ long x 7’ wide required 175 pendants while the Office Lobby space, at 17’ x 17’ wide, required another 256 pendants, each of which had to be wired and cut to the exact same size to convey the effect needed. To additionally complicate matters, this system also had to meet the efficiency requirement for the state energy code. With 431 lights in a custom light fixture and a light every 1 square foot, this was no small feat to pass the watts per square foot limits needed.

Lastly, this system had to be unique. The glass had to be something different and yet also match the design and branding of the organization. Fortunately, the challenges fall well within the scope of what Fabbian has delivered on for nearly 60 years. The Fabbian team provided numerous glass and pendant samples in numerous shapes for contemplation. One shape seemed to be the right style, but too small, so custom blown glass elements were made.

Available Light - Boston partnered on the project to provide a review of the light sources being used, calculate the delivered illumination levels, and ensured compliance with the energy requirements for the overall project needs.


It’s one thing to create something unique in concept, but to convert the concept to the final implementation means that the system needs to be installable. With such a massive canopy, the Fabbian technical team created a mounting system that could easily be set and leveled using all-thread and screw-points interconnecting each section of canopy. By painting the entire system matte black, the entire canopy would disappear from view once installed.

Fabbian also wanted to make sure all the wiring and power was also easy to implement. By using 2W LED sources for the lighting, the entire system is powered at less than 1000 Watts at full brightness and uses only 52 dimming drivers.


In the end, beautiful design, collaborative efforts, professional installers, and the expertise of all parties speak for themselves.

Project Information:
Owner: Great Hill Partners
Architecture & Design: Gensler Boston
Lighting Design: Available Light
General Contractor: Columbia Construction
Electrical Contractor: J.&M. Brown Company
Photographs: Richard Mandelkorn Photography
Local Fabbian Representative: Reflex Lighting

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. For this purpose, the Freeline system was well suited, and thanks to the minimalism of its aluminum bars, it perfectly suited this context of industrial recovery, becoming the main lighting of the entire ground floor: hall, bar, restaurant, corridor, bathrooms, as well as the meeting & leisure room - where Freeline has been integrated into a modern home automation system. The project structures the system in different ways for all the different environments, creating straight lines, oblique, zigzag and "playing" using the three dimensions. In total, over 160 meters of Freeline structure and 113 light points were used, mainly the floodlights (F45L12) while 7 spots (F45L02) were reserved for the lighting of the bar counter. The project manager and our client was CMT Design & Construction company from London, while the interior design project was designed by the architect Ian Hopwood, of Salisbury's Symthesis Architecture studio.

Interior Design: Synthesis Architecture

Park Avenue - Private Residence


When design professionals commit to a prestigious renovation in the exclusive borough of the Upper East Side, the desire to exceed owner expectations is always high. Delivering on that promise, this Park Avenue Residence features high ceilings, large beautifully proportioned rooms, and a wood-burning fireplace. Located close to Central Park, Madison Avenue, and Museum Mile, the sophisticated design takes advantage of the northern exposures by re-imagining the kitchen and living spaces into an open and continuous wooden floor plan that homogeneously covers the formal dining and living room area.
With the rich tones of solid copper, the two 31.5" Diameter F25 Oru pendants gracefully match the warm palette of the entire open-space concept.

The original collection is available in painted aluminum finishes, while this luxury version of Oru in copper was launched in 2014. The addition of new materials intentionally adds a twist to the family lineup for designs and material used. The lavish copper dome features a burnished surface on the exterior, while the interior contrasts the roughness with a warm polished finish

Architecture: Design42
Interior Design: Studio Mellone
Photo: Guy Ghan

Mount Sinai Queens - Hospital Expansion and Renovation



For the renovation and expansion of one of the major locations in Queens, Mount Sinai decided to establish a new benchmark in the healthcare industry. The project renovation, with its $175 million and 140,000 square foot hospital modernization and addition, were designed with the goal of improving patient care in the New York City borough of Queens. NK Architects, in association with DBB Architects, was the firm in charge of its multi-million makeover and made available medical and surgical capabilities, previously only present in the other Manhattan locations.

The project included new operating rooms that allow surgeons to perform elective, emergency and complex procedures using the latest advances in medical technology and a new state-of-the-art Emergency Department, nearly five times the size of the former ED.

Fabbian participated in the Emergency Department expansion to give an upscale look to the renovation with its series of downlights Quadriled F18. The clean and regular shape of Quadriled combines the savoir-faire of Murano glass with the very latest polymer machining techniques and it has been designed for an easy installation, whether recessed or wall-ceiling mounted.
This incredible and exciting product delivers top energy-saving outstanding performances thanks to 36 LED lights with excellent luminous efficacy and power consumption of 15W only. Any colors of the diffusers do not change light features and performance.
Quadriled is available in the recessed version with polished aluminum structure and in the ceiling version with a grey-painted structure. The polycarbonate diffuser is available in four different colors: clear, with amber profiles, red or blue.

Designed by NKArchitects
Photo credit Billy Economou

Confidential Financial Client_ New York City


The huge New York City-based corporate headquarters of a 800,000sqf Confidential Financial Client with seventeen-floor interior fit-out with open and private offices, trading floors, a conference center, a dining floor, and an executive office floor saw the collaboration of the New York-based lighting design firm Kugler Ning with Gensler to merge architecture and light in a unique entity. The three distinct but overlapping phases included multiple floors accommodating 1,700 trading desks, non-trading floors, distribution and intermediate distribution frame rooms, amenities, and special and support areas.

Kugler Ning selected the unique look of our D27 Faretti Series to illuminate multiple spaces: 150 precious crystal downlights were installed to convey the idea of brightness and clean design while adding a unique and homogeneous allure to the entire space.

With either an integral LED, GU10, or MR16 light source, the crystal diffuser sparkles and shines with either the see-through or satin finish, or can be partially shaded with the front plate in stainless steel.

Both open and closed downlight options exist with closed variations rated for damp locations.

Design credit: Gensler NY
Lighting Design credit: Kugler Ning
Photography: Garrett Rowland

Duplex Apartment - Chelsea NYC

Duplex Apartment - Chelsea NYC


With its high ceilings and natural light setting the tone of the space, the blissful color palette and a seamless mix of statement pieces, graphic artwork, and ethnic accessories, this Chelsea duplex apartment personifies sophistication and elegance.

The natural tones coupled with hand-blown Italian glasswork of the three F27 Aérostat table lamps truly accentuate the opaque white walls of the room. The contrasting heights (14.6" and 21") and various finishes (Satin Nickel and Brass) of the F27 Aerostat lamps both complement and offer a contrast with the antique hues used in the fireplace and mirror as well as the bold tones of the chairs and accessories throughout the space.

It is very easy to imagine Don Draper sitting in one of the armchairs while sipping his whiskey and thinking about his next successful advertising campaign.

Since its launch, F27 Aérostat has been favored by designers for its unique diffuser shape reminiscent of a contemporary schoolhouse design style. Recent enhancements to the family have added the singular metallic cage structure to floor lamps and pendants. This prevailing collection, designed for indoor spaces, is now available in all decorative lamp categories with many variations stocked in the United States.

Design by Fanny Abbes, The New Design Project
Photography by Alan Gastelum

The Product Range:
Pendant lamps:
First type: available ion 3 glass diameters (9", 13" and 17")
Adjustable cable suspension cables
2 type: firmly wrapped in a steel cage
Cage color available: brass and satin nickel
Incandescent or compact non-dimmable fluorescent modules.

Table Lamps:
Available in two heights (14.6" or 21")
Satin Nickel or Brass metal finishes for the steel cage
Incandescent or compact non-dimmable fluorescent modules.

Wall/Ceiling Lamps:
Available in three glass diameters (9", 13" and 17")
Dimmable LED modules (included) or halogen.

Floor lamps:
Available in 13'' and 17''
Satin Nickel or Brass metal finishes for the cage.

Condé Nast Headquarters at One World Trade Center

Condé Nast - One World Trade Center


After taking over a glossy new-build tower on 42nd Street in 2000, Condé Nast decided to move 14 years later—this time to one of the world’s most symbolic sites, One World Trade Center. The decision to move legendary properties like Vogue into the 1,776-feet-high totem signified another rebirth for the neighborhood after 9/11.

In a signature masterpiece of 1.3 million square feet spread over floors 20 to 44, Condé Nast’s headquarters celebrates the media company’s diverse brands while helping its transition to the digital era. A dramatic spiral staircase connects two amenity floors housing specialty functions — including a new digital studio, a café and reference library, test kitchens, salons, and changing spaces for fashion models — with a multifunctional conference center.

The comprehensive brand positioning and environmental graphics program unifies the Condé Nast identity within the public spaces while allowing each brand to express itself within its own workspace. On each floor, one main corridor features Condé Nast’s collective digital content, while others exhibit the individual brands housed there. Conference room walls and fashion closets are cloaked in vinyl reproductions of published photography by greats like Irving Penn.

A minimalist-chic palette of stark white, dark gray, and glossy black features the whole design concept, even in the 35th-floor cafeteria, where chefs prepare kale and quinoa lunches at freestanding food stations. Conceived as a marketplace, the seating is varied: enclaves of banquettes separated by smoked glass, café chairs around intimate four-tops, and communal tables topped with marble.

For its sleek and clean shape, D81 Crio has been chosen as stunning pendants where journalists and fashionistas have their lunch and meetings.

From now on, we can definitely say that The Devil designs with Crio!

Architects: Gensler New York
Photo credit: Garrett Rowland

The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

How does one of the world’s leading universities, known for its science and technology programs, stay relevant in the startup era? This is the question that Analogue Studio answered in collaboration with the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, MIT’s hub for entrepreneurship.

The MIT Entrepreneurship Center is one of the largest research and teaching centers at the MIT Sloan School of Management, the business and management school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It was founded in the early 1990s and charged with the mission to develop MIT's entrepreneurial activities and interests in education and research, alliances, and the community.

After embedding some of the designers at the existing Trust Center, their mission became clear: capture the inspirational and professional magic of one of the world’s most innovative workplaces. Today, students and visitors to the Trust Center enter into an open kitchen and living room space, which feels more like a clubhouse than a traditional reception area.
From there, the Center functions as a series of interconnected neighborhoods and meeting rooms, with spaces that engage everyone from the individual student, to the budding startup of four, to the workshop of 400.

Analogue Studio chose one of our most successful product families, F07 Lumi, to enlighten the common spaces: 13 fixtures in 4 different diameters of the Mochi version were installed at different heights to convey the idea of movement and brightness.

The pendant lamp diffusers of F07 Lumi are in white blown glass with a delicate satin finish. The supporting structure is made of metal or polyester reinforced with glass fiber, which gives the whole structure a unique allure.

F07 Lumi comprises three product lines: Mochi, Mycena and Baka, with a full collection of hanging, wall, ceiling, table and floor lamps in different sizes.

Design credit: Analogue Studio
Photography: Richard Hilgendorff

CN Training Excellence Center

CN Training Excellence Center


Canadian National Railway Company (CN) has recently opened its new employee training center in suburban Chicago.

CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting approximately C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, across a rail network spanning Canada and mid-America.
The location of the new Training Center is strategic: the Chicago area is the largest freight hub in North America and Homewood is home to CN’s U.S. headquarters. The 55,000-square-foot facility hosts up to 250 CN students from across the United States every week, with training for all key railway jobs.

A very generous public space in the new building anchors two stories of specialized training rooms along with administrative spaces – including a transportation lab, simulation rooms, and direct access to welding shops, live track, and a repair shop.

Fabbian USA was able to collaborate with Garnett Architects with its flagship pendant lamp D81 Crio, providing the pristine and sculptural white version in a 24" and 48" diameter varieties. Both variations illuminate the space through a light source hidden behind an acrylic domed diffuser.
13 fixtures installed at different heights now welcome CN's new trainees and staff in an open concept lobby and common area.

With its multifaceted and aluminum structure, D81 Crio can fit into numerous commercial and residential spaces.
New for 2017, the D81 Crio Series is now available with LED light sources and a 72" Large Scale version has been added to the family. All versions are available in White, Light Oak Veneer, Dark Ebony Veneer, or Custom Paint and Wood Veneer options.

Architects: Garnett Architects, LLC
Photo credit: James John Jetel

Palacio de Hierro - Polanco

El Palacio de Hierro - Polanco


El Palacio de Hierro, Mexico’s premier luxury department store chain was founded over 125 years ago. The Polanco store reopened in 2016 after an extensive renovation and expansion, and with its 650,000 square feet, four levels and eight parking levels, it is the largest department store in Latin America.

Located in the heart of Mexico City, the store comprises a full line of departments including cosmetics, jewelry and watches, women’s, men’s, children’s, home, furniture, kitchen and technology. The store also features several departments unique to a flagship such as a travel agency, tea salon, cafes, salons and a Gourmet department.

The New York-based firm TPG Architecture did extensive research on the urban character and history of Mexico City, along with the legacy of the El Palacio de Hierro brand. The design of each department began with the establishment of a core design concept reflective of the merchandise category and brands. The result was an environment able to embody both Palacio's legacy and modern identity, together with the leading global brands and brand shops' identities presented within the Palacio store environment.

With our flagship product Tile, the TPG design team was able to custom create the look they wanted for the Women’s “Better” Shoe department. This department sits on the main path of circulation between the two main atriums of the Polanco project. They needed a lighting fixture that demonstrated qualities of light, elegance, and luxury, and sought to create a “meandering river of light”.

Tile was the perfect modular concept to work with as each crystal Tile is a 12" x 4.5" building block.

Once the concept was developed, the Fabbian team was able to quickly create 3-dimensional CAD drawings in order to translate the concept into the project plans, renderings, and models. To prevent dirt and dust from infiltrating the structure during construction, the installation had to be conducted near the completion of the shopping center. As such, when the client was ready to receive the materials, over 1500 pieces of hand-made Italian crystal were flown directly from Italy to the site, arriving within a few days of release.

Once on site, the installation of the Tile system was also near instantaneous: from arrival to completion, the 250-foot long x 6-foot tall structure was assembled in only 3 days time.
Hanging above the designer stilettos and flats, the clientele of this upscale space are illuminated by a crystal glass modular sculpture, the perfect stylish partner.

The crystal Tile system can be customized to any length and up to 40 feet tall with lighting integral or embedded into the crystal frame. Murano glass variations are also available with the Laminis system for additional customizable capabilities.

Tile and Laminis have been installed as chandeliers, wall features, art installations and as columnar features in projects throughout the world.

Architect: TPG Architecture
Photographer: Paul Rivera Photography

D81 Crio at Fedex Headquarters

Crio at Fedex Headquarters

“We are excited to bring everybody together under one roof in a world-class facility.”
FedEx Executive

FedEx provides a high-quality delivery service in more than 220 countries around the world and their reputation is well-known internationally.

This new headquarters consolidates more than 1,200 FedEx Office corporate and support services staff from multiple Dallas-area locations. The four-story, build-to-suit solution headquarters helped FedEx Office reduce its square footage in the area by 15 percent while providing work settings and amenities that foster employee engagement and productivity.

Open-plan offices, flexible conference rooms, and seamlessly integrated technology promote communication and collaboration throughout the headquarters. Huddle rooms and quiet rooms incorporated into the main floor plan form neighborhoods throughout the workplace.

The team applied color, graphics, and distinct finishes to establish clear zones and maintain department identities without introducing physical boundaries.
Employee amenities include a dining facility with a café and juice bar, a fitness center and basketball court, a mock FedEx Office store and a broadcast studio for developing internal and external communications.

FedEx Office prioritized a design that would efficiently accommodate future expansion or contraction while mitigating capital expenses. The flexible office and workstation furniture enables quick, easy reconfigurations to support changing needs while helping to increase density and collaboration over time.

The lounge area at the new HQ is illuminated by Crio, a hand-made white aluminum structure with an injection-molded acrylic diffuser and hidden light source.
Crio makes for the perfect solution for a contemporary work environment. Crio is available in both 2’, 4’ and 6' diameter variations in painted white finish as well as Dark Wood and Light Wood Veneers.

Architect: HOK
Photographer: Michael Robinson Photography

Cafe' Art Science_Cloudy F21



Strategically positioned between the prestigious Harvard and MIT universities, Café ArtScience is a multi-purpose venue: Restaurant + Auditorium + Bar + Concept Shop + Art Gallery. Café ArtScience is the missing link between scientific laboratory and literary café, appealing to students, artists, and professors all gathered around the same dishes.

From dawn to dusk, this venue is on the way has become an essential hub for Boston's minds. The bar designed like an undulating veil of white cement serves breakfast and experimental cocktails from noon to evening. The tables are used for professional meetings as well as to sample gourmet menus. The sofa, a huge ribbon of green velvet, is a synonym for comfort and encounters. 
In line with his signature style, Mathieu Lehanneur structures the interior design without walls or partitions, but through fit-to-live-objects that demarcate the flow and simple functions. 
Above the lounge area, the French designer decided to build an airy and refined installation with the product he created for Fabbian in 2014, F21 Cloudy. Almost 20 handmade pendants in white blown glass flew directly from Italy in two sizes (16'' and 11'') to give this restaurant its upscale look.

Up to 30 production steps are necessary to create the every single Cloudy and they all take place in the cradle of blown glass in the countryside of Venice. The product family includes two different sizes of pendants and ceiling lamps, all handmade see-through glass on one side and white milky glass on the other to create a sophisticated degrade' effect.
F21 Cloudy had been invested bestowed the prestigious IF Design Award, 2014.

Arch. Mathieu Lehanneur
Local Architects: Brown / Fenollosa
Photo credit: Phase One Photography

Multispot custom made

Fabbian was asked to decorate the lobby area around the stairs leading to the prestigious Hotel Willemswerf in Rotterdam. This spacious, luminous area is dominated by the huge chandelier measuring 180 cm in diameter and 400 cm max. in height. It uses the Tooby diffuser from the Multispot range designed by Nanne de Ru: this consists of a tube in borosilicate glass (Pyrex®), with a cylindrical element in grooved plastic inside to ensure an even diffusion of light along the entire length of the tube. There are 160 lighting points in total, each fitted with a dimmable LED (3W- WHITE 2700K- 700mA). This light fitting was made entirely to customer specifications.
ph. Christian van der Kooy

Tile: a solution for creating a partition

Double crystal walls define the reception of the Abu Dhabi office of Dolphine Energy Limited, a company that has produced natural gas in the Middle East for over 25 years.
The original idea was inspired by the presentation of Tile during the Index exhibition in Dubai in 2011: this sparked the beginning of the working partnership between Fabbian and the international architecture and interior design studio Pringle Brandon Perkins + Will of Dubai.
Two walls of Tile II, each one stretching six metres long, define the lobby: 2376 tiles of transparent crystal, interspaced by 48 amber-coloured tiles in turn illuminated by a waterfall of light create an eye-catching area that becomes the focal point of the room.

Fabbian manufactures the glass and light sculpture at Hong Kong airport

Fabbian Illuminazione has realized the ambitious The Wing project, a glass and light sculpture designed by the famous firm of architects, Norman Foster + Partners of London and positioned inside the Hong Kong airport, as symbol of the Cathay Pacific airline’s VIP lounge.

China turned to the excellence of Italian creativity to produce a towering work: an ultra-clear glass lamp 6 metres long and 3.2 metres high, weighing about 8 and a half tons. In seeking a supplier to complete this project, the Chinese chose the Italian company Fabbian for its reliability, quality, but above all its manufacturing skills and ability to give shape to the architect’s idea while at the same time complying with Chinese airport regulations, among the most stringent in the world.
«We have not only manufactured a lamp…but a design object»

The Wing lamp is made up of 20 ultra-clear glass blades standing 3.2 metres high. Each is shaped differently from the other, according to the design of Foster + Partners, and is decorated with engravings which, lit up by LED sources hidden in the base, produce a breathtaking effect.

The lamp weighs 8500 kg: this is a huge load concentrated on an airport floor of limited strength and able to withstand a limited weight. A base had to be designed able to support a heavy weight, to contain the lighting devices, which was easy to transport and service, and which was also beautiful to look at.

The Wing is a concentrate of totally made-in-Italy lighting technology. The technological base, which supports a huge weight of 8500 kg and contains the LEDs, is completely concealed flush with the floor. The floor of the VIP lounge in black Carrara marble contrasts with the purity of the crystals lit up by a system of LEDs which create a spectacular reflection effect.

Toroidale lamps illuminate the mall Simplon Center (Switzerland)

A hundred of Toroidale lamps light up the new shopping center Simplon Center, Migros, in Bris Gliss, Switzerland.

These polyethylene lamps, with diffuser made by a rotational molding process, illuminate and decorate all the common areas of the largest shopping center in the Canton of Valais. They are customized Toroidale lamps, dimmable DALI, lit by compact fluorescent light bulbs.

Project architects: Christian Constantin SA

A Beluga waterfall in the prestigious Mariinsky II Theatre of St Petersburg

In the heart of St Petersburg officially has opened the doors the Mariinsky II Theatre. The Opening Night Gala, conducted by the general director Valery Gergiev, featured Plácido Domingo and the president of Russia Vladimir Putin.
The new opera house connect to the historic stage of the Mariinsky Theatre, which opened in 1860, by a planned pedestrian bridge. Mariinsky II features seven stories and three underground levels, including a main auditorium, a 200-seat rooftop amphitheatre, a third-floor lobby amphitheatre, multiple rehearsal rooms, and production facilities for 2,500 staff.

Sparkling waterfalls of Beluga light up the huge lobby, whereas a series of Lumi light up a second concert hall.

The architecture has been edited by Diamond Schmitt Architects (Canada) and the structural engineering study was made by KB Vips of St. Petersburg.

Photo and render: courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects

Fabbian manufactures the glass and light sculpture at Hong Kong airport

Fabbian Illuminazione has realized the ambitious The Wing project, a glass and light sculpture designed by the famous firm of architects, Norman Foster + Partners of London and positioned inside the Hong Kong airport, as symbol of the Cathay Pacific airline’s VIP lounge.

China turned to the excellence of Italian creativity to produce a towering work: an ultra-clear glass lamp 6 metres long and 3.2 metres high, weighing about 8 and a half tons. In seeking a supplier to complete this project, the Chinese chose the Italian company Fabbian for its reliability, quality, but above all its manufacturing skills and ability to give shape to the architect’s idea while at the same time complying with Chinese airport regulations, among the most stringent in the world.
«We have not only manufactured a lamp…but a design object»

The Wing lamp is made up of 20 ultra-clear glass blades standing 3.2 metres high. Each is shaped differently from the other, according to the design of Foster + Partners, and is decorated with engravings which, lit up by LED sources hidden in the base, produce a breathtaking effect.

The lamp weighs 8500 kg: this is a huge load concentrated on an airport floor of limited strength and able to withstand a limited weight. A base had to be designed able to support a heavy weight, to contain the lighting devices, which was easy to transport and service, and which was also beautiful to look at.

The Wing is a concentrate of totally made-in-Italy lighting technology. The technological base, which supports a huge weight of 8500 kg and contains the LEDs, is completely concealed flush with the floor. The floor of the VIP lounge in black Carrara marble contrasts with the purity of the crystals lit up by a system of LEDs which create a spectacular reflection effect.

Opendesign is born: the new international Fabbian blog

Opendesign is on line: it’s the new blog with an international flavor where we present the Fabbian projects related to design, culture and art.

Opendesign is the exclusive witness of the most unique and inimitable projects of Fabbian Illuminazione.

This new blog is going to reveal the secrets about a very special Fabbian lighting project, born with one of the most famous architect study, that will be realized in a place heart of the world economy. A lighting project that is so special to become a symbol, a sculpture, a work of art.

So, don’t miss the story of this secret project: follow the blog!

A dinner with... lamps

In St. Petersburg (Russia), at the Salon Podium, was held "The Fabbian Gluttony," a very special dinner. The export area manager Alessandro Bottacin, aided by collaborators of St. Petersburg, has been delighting local architects and interior designers with an original blend of Italian cuisine ... and the design of Fabbian lighting. Two products of the company, Cubetto and Tile, have the opportunity to become containers for the most popular food in Italy, with a special focus on the Venetian cuisine.

It all started with the Venetian aperitif par excellence, Spritz, poured in to Fabbian transparent cube. Then the architects have tasted a salad of octopus and potatoes served on luxury plates: glass Tile, usually used to create walls of glass and light, have become the setting of this exquisite dish.

To conclude the evening, the excellent tiramisu, a flow of custard with finger biscuits and coffee inside the white Cubetto Fabbian.

A real treat for the eyes and the palate, accompanied by fine Italian wine. A different way to present the products Fabbian through an emotional and multi-sensory Italian journey.... staying in Russia.

Fabbian Tile lights up the luxury Skins Cosmetics Shop (Amsterdam)

A series of custom made Fabbian Tile light up the new Skins Cosmetics Shop in Amsterdam.

Skins Cosmetics opened a new shop in the Conservatorium Hotel, the iconic five-star hotel located in the heart of Amsterdam. Four Fabbian Tile ceiling lamps light up this luxury shop, where they sell high level cosmetics with an high-level service.

The Studio Rublek (Amsterdam) has designed very special Tile ceiling lamps, with a balanced equilibrium of empty and full, for a very modern effect, which fits perfectly with the interior design of the luxury shop.

This custom made version of the Tile is light, evanescent and poetic.

Fabbian lights up the new Dada Architecture + Design headquarters

For this project in Switzerland, architect Davide D'Agostino tried out a new distribution and representation concept, unusual for an architecture and design firm. The idea was in fact to create an organization in which the operative and exhibitive components blend together and produce a unitary message.

Substantially, around a central creative core, a “design gallery” is developed in which objects, furnishings, sculptures and complete settings represent and communicate the résumé of the Firm’s design philosophy.

By visiting these spaces, already-acquired and potential clients thus have the chance to come into contact with a new form of communication, that which architect D'Agostino calls “Planning within the Project”. The bottom line is that the clients manage to develop their own projects, stimulated and inspired by the environment in which they find themselves.

Fabbian plays lead role in lighting up this project: notice the Crio Bianca suspension lamp above the PC stations, the rectangular Sospesa lamp above the meeting table, a series of Giunco floor lamps creating a highly suggestive effect in the luxury bathroom setting, the Angle floor lamp and two Elle lamps lighting up the country chic lounge, further enhanced by a Tile lamp. A series of Cubetto suspension lamps light up the corridor and the pictures decorating it. The Cricket spotlights and the Slot light fitting complete the lighting of the large study.

The hotel Krasicki (Poland) takes the International Hotel Award

The four-star hotel Krasicki, lit up inside by numerous Fabbian lamps, took the International Hotel Award’s prestigious “Best International New Hotel Construction & Design” prize.

The hotel Krasicki, which occupies the ancient castle of the Polish city of Lidzbark Warmiński, was designed by architect Katarzyna Dzsus. The interior design of this four-star Hotel is a skilful blend of contemporary style and the very special medieval appeal of the ancient building.

The Crio suspension lamps in ebony light up the restaurant of the luxury hotel. The Elle floor lamps cast light on the facing stone in the lobby. While a composition of Tile lamps is protagonist in the meeting room.


Acustica F58 - NYCxDesign Awards Honoree

While the awards were different this year, the thrill of being an honoree is still the same!
Interior Design Magazine's annual NYCxDesign Awards ceremony was held virtually over the course of two days. Nominees were reviewed and winners were announced by Interior Design's editor-in-chief, Cindy Allen.

Awards were presented in project, product, and student categories and included lighting, furniture, accessories, and finishes.

Fabbian is proud to be an Honoree in the Pendant Lighting category with the newly launched Acustica F58 pendant.

We would like to thank the New York Design community, Interior Design magazine, and NYCxDesign, as well as extend our congratulations to all the other winners and honorees in both projects and products!

Ari F55 16 Light in Bronze

ARI by Marco Spatti and Marco Pietro Ricci

Ari, designed by Marco Spatti and Marco Pietro Ricci, is the chandelier system you have been waiting for!

Ari is a modernist, deconstructed chandelier system that can be scaled and configured to any application and aesthetic. Based on the austere minimalism of the single light source element, the defining aspect of its design, Ari combines 6,12, or 16 elements to create its chandeliers. These minimal and pure elements of different lengths can be installed freeform on the ceiling or follow a precise geometric pattern around a central canopy. Ari’s crowning glory is creating contemporary chandeliers that fill the room with light and dramatic presence from minimal geometric elements. While thoroughly modern, the forms are based on traditional chandeliers - creating a link between the past and future.

Offered in three standard configurations- 6, 12, or 16 lights in a choice of black anodized aluminum, painted white or bronze finish, or as a custom configurable system. The custom system allows the designer to choose from 4 heights and two canopies to create 3-16 light compositions. Each element houses a recessed 0-10V dimmable LED - creating direct illumination and a seamless appearance.

Ari delivers style, drama, and light to hospitality, residential, and commercial applications everyday, everyway, and everywhere. Contact us to learn how to add Ari to your next project.


Armilla F50

Inspired by the planets and stars and delivered by Italy's craftsmen, we are excited to now offer the Armilla F50 collection of luxury pendant lighting.

Lorenzo Truant's collection was inspired by the first Renaissance armillary models depicting the stars and planets' motions. It was customary to create finely crafted armillary spheres, including an intricate framework of rings. The spheres were initially centered on Earth until Copericus's theories changed the Sun to be the center of the Universe and infinite source of light. Armilla's rings recall this custom as they support and complement the opal glass diffuser with a central light source — just like the spheres dreamt up by the Copernican cosmographers.

Created by our master craftsmen, each Armilla glass diffuser is blown into a mold with the carefully placed armillary rings. The rings are then finished in precious gold, chrome, or burnished finish. Each globe is illuminated with 2700K or 3000K, 0-10V dimmable LEDs and provides diffused ambient illumination.

Armilla's elegant and elemental design will illuminate residential, educational, retail, hospitality, and corporate environments everyday, everyway, and everywhere. Contact us to learn how to add Armilla to your next project.

Amulette by Bernhardt and Vella

Meet Amulette, a new collection of lighting that brings Art Deco into the 21 Century. Designed by Bernhardt & Vella, Amulette was created by studying the unique effects that LED light produces when penetrating a thin glass plate. The result is a visually elegant lamp that is also incredibly light and refined. It gives a rich, luminous effect that beautifully heightens its environments. The Art Deco style glass is set into its metal frame like a precious stone.

Amulette's perfect and precise geometry, combined with its compact size, emphasizes the exquisite finish of the engraved glass and metal finishes. The collection includes a suspension lamp and a wall lamp, available in glossy gold or black finishes. Integral 3000K LEDs provide diffused ambient illumination.

Amulette's stylish charm will heighten residential, retail, hospitality, and corporate environments everyday, everyway, and everywhere. Contact us to learn how to add Amulette to your next project.

LIGHT GLIDE by Cory Grosser

Dynamic linear lighting has arrived with Light Glide.
On the surface, Light Glide appears to be a simple linear fixture. However, a highly adaptable and functional sliding feature allows the light to be expanded and doubled in length when needed, and the direct and indirect LED light sources offer several control choices. These features enable the fixture to adapt to its current use case scenario effortlessly.

Light Glide quickly adapts from conference room to dining room to flexible workspace lighting by changing its length and light output type, essential skills in our ever-changing world. In addition, Light Glide's low glare rating makes it versatile enough for general office use and areas where glare control is vital.

Designer Cory Grosser combined the essence of an architectural fixture with the expressiveness of a decorative fixture to achieve the sensibility of 'happy minimalism.' It's a simple product with a surprising and delightful reveal.

Light Glide is an indoor pendant lamp available in black anodized or white painted aluminum. Expandable length from 46.25" to 85.4". Opal and prismatic PMMA diffusers diffuse the direct and indirect light sources. Light Glide's LED sources offer on/off, dual-control for selecting direct or indirect illumination or 0-10V dimming control options. Light Glide includes a high-efficiency power supply for flicker-free lighting.

ACUSTICA BY Gio Minelli and Marco Fossati

In a simple twist of irony, Acustica draws its inspiration from a drum cymbal, the antithesis of auditory comfort. The large and thin lampshade is designed to absorb surrounding sounds and create a high level of acoustic comfort.
Acustica's shades can adjust from level to inclined positions for dynamic and creative arrangements around its central fixed light source.
Acustica is ideal for public spaces, such as restaurants, luxury offices, and large waiting areas. Offered in several color choices and two diameters.
Acustica shades are made of two sound-absorbing discs that come in either a 35.4" or 47.25". Their outer shell is made from recycled PET. The structure is in anodized black aluminum with an opal PMMA (Polymethyl Methacrylate) diffuser. The 0-10V dimmable LED source comes with an integrated power supply and is high efficiency and flicker-free.


Freeline F44

Fabbian's Freeline F44 System provides design solutions for everyday, everyway, and everywhere. The system, designed by Flynn Talbot (the same designer as our renowned Multispot Collection), brings a dynamic new dimension to lighting design with the system that skillfully navigates the X, Y, and Z-axis and adapts to ever-evolving environments.

Freeline has removed the limits of choosing a singular plane and enables modern, minimal, 3-dimensional light sculptures that provide accent, ambient, and decorative illumination. Consisting of five fundamental elements and a linear pendant that functions independently and as part of the system, Freeline can create infinite combinations to satisfy accent, ambient and decorative needs for residential and commercial applications.

Freeline’s foundation is its unique grooved, round rail, connectors, three different light elements - a spot, a flood, and diffused (from a blown glass globe). With varying combinations of the elements, Freeline can fulfill accent light needs of galleries and retail shoppes; ambient and decorative lighting needs of corporate, hospitality, and residential spaces.
The grooved rod and system connectors ensure that Freeline can adapt and readapt itself as lighting needs change. Fixtures can be moved along the rails; rail positions can change as conditions change. Freeline keeps up with ever-changing environments.

Key Specification notes:
• 3.3’ and 6.7’ rods standard
• Offered in anodized black or bronze finish
• Non-illuminated rods can be coupled together or field cut. (Field cut rods cannot be coupled)
• Each rail can hold up to 12 heads.
• Illuminated bars include an LED strip for providing direct or indirect ambient illumination.
• LED Light Source: 8W 24VDC Remote Phosphor, 2700K or 3000K, 934 initial lumens Cri >90
• Design assistance available

Contact Us to bring another dimension to your project.

Fabbian- your source for designs for everyday, everyway, and everywhere.


Lumi F07: Elegant Versatility from Italian Glassmasters

Lumi's soft, delicate shapes of light were created by designers Alberto Saggia and Valerio Sommella with the precise idea to go beyond the typical. The result is a versatile collection of handcrafted lighting that will serve most projects and budgets.

Lumi's defining element is the satin-finish handblown glass diffuser. Created by master craftsmen in the Italian countryside, each glass is carefully crafted to provide evenly diffused illumination. Lumi is offered in 4 distinct families - Baka, Mochi, Mycena, and Sfera. The families include pendants, wall/ceiling mounts, and table lamps for indoor applications. The collection as a whole offers a wide range of glass sizes (ranging from 5" to 24" diameters!) as well as a choice of lamp types (dimmable LED, incandescent or halogen).

Lumi's classic looks and styles are suitable for commercial and residential applications and are the best selling and foundational members of our Decorative assortments. Use each family individually or combine multiple families to create just the right design.

Stocked in the USA and ready for quick shipments to project sites, Lumi delivers handcrafted quality at budget-friendly pricing!

Metro F49

Metro F49

Metro by Fabbian resolves the classic design dilemma of lighting architecturally significant ceiling and spaces without interrupting the line and detail of the space itself. The Metro is designed with the versatility designers require; practically invisible, yet boasting impressive illumination across short and long distances.

The Metro spans up to 32-feet without unsightly supports and is capable of on-site custom cut-to-fit installations across wall to wall, wall to ceiling, and ceiling to ceiling applications in horizontal, vertical, or diagonal lines. By combining discreet forms with impactful illumination, Metro liberates designers to illuminate spaces with possibilities only limited by imagination.

Designed as a response for the need to illuminate high, exposed-beam, vaulted, or painted ceilings without additional supports and connection points, Metro perfectly answers these needs and offers many other possibilities with minimal form and maximum impact.

The Metro F49 linear lighting system uses a less than one-inch wide stainless-steel strip with an LED tape to provide indirect and optional direct illumination. The luminous strip, with the use of mounting accessories, can be installed in straight or diagonal lines, vertically or horizontally, and it can change direction and turn corners to provide illumination where needed.

Key Specification Details
• Linear indirect lighting system that can be cut to fit on-site tailoring it to the application.
• Installations can be from wall to wall, wall to ceiling, or ceiling to ceiling
• Runs can be straight or at an angle
• Metro’s metal strip is 0.98” W and made of stainless steel with LED tape.
• Offered in two lengths: 16 or 32 ft
• Choice of 2700, 3000K, 3500K or 4000K color temperatures (custom color temperatures available)
• CRI >90
• 0-10V or ELV dimming drivers
• Remote mounted drivers - for clean, uncluttered installations.
• Minimal profile and elegant design
• Accessories allow for curves that can change the direction of the run.
• Provides indirect illumination
• 24Vdc Class II system
• Metal strip with LED tape ships in rolls
• Low cost and low impact shipping - Metro ships complete in a compact package

Virtual Backgrounds - Fabbian Out and About

Introducing a high-resolution series of downloadable backgrounds for your next online conference! Get inspired with incredible applications and spaces featuring your favorite Fabbian lighting products and designs!

We have created three collections of images to show Fabbian at Home, Work, and Out and About. Fabbian Out & About is exactly where we want to be right now. Visit a museum, hang out in a local coffee shop, dine at a 5-star restaurant.

For those that can’t decide where they want to be or simply love a change of environment, each collection also includes a moving background MOV file that transitions slowly to a new scene every 90 seconds. Fabbian Out & About video or download the complete Fabbian Out & About image folder.

Fabbian Backgrounds are formatted for use with most Video Conference Platforms including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, WebEx, and GoToMeeting.

Show us your new backgrounds by tagging us @FabbianLighting on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Virtual Backgrounds - Fabbian at Work

Introducing a high-resolution series of downloadable backgrounds for your next online conference! Get inspired with incredible applications and spaces featuring your favorite Fabbian lighting products and designs!

We have created three collections of images to show Fabbian at Home, Work, and Out and About. Fabbian at Work includes 15 work scenes including open work areas, conference rooms, and gathering spaces from the office to inspire your next projects.

For those that can’t decide where they want to be or simply love a change of environment, each collection also includes a moving background MOV file that transitions slowly to a new scene every 90 seconds. Fabbian at Work video or download the complete Fabbian at Work image folder.

Fabbian Backgrounds are formatted for use with most Video Conference Platforms, including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, WebEx, and GoToMeeting.

Show us your new backgrounds by tagging us @FabbianLighting on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Virtual Backgrounds - Fabbian at Home

Introducing a high-resolution series of downloadable backgrounds for your next online conference! Get inspired with incredible applications and spaces featuring your favorite Fabbian lighting products and designs!

We have created three collections of images to show Fabbian at Home, Work, and Out and About. Fabbian at Home includes over 20 scenes of living, dining, home office, and recreational spaces that will make most of your friends jealous of your WFH situation.

For those that can’t decide where they want to be or simply love a change of environment, each collection also includes a moving background MOV file that transitions slowly to a new scene every 90 seconds. Download the Fabbian at Home video or download the complete Fabbian at Home image folder.

Fabbian Backgrounds are formatted for use with most Video Conference Platforms including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, WebEx, and GoToMeeting.

Show us your new backgrounds by tagging us @FabbianLighting on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Fabbian presents its new Oru design lamp collection

This new Oru modern lamp collection offers a coloured, new, innovative solution to light your homes with.

The new Oru lamp collection interprets metal in an unusual way. "What is peculiar about these suspensions - explain the designers Vim & Vigor - is that they seem to change shape while you're looking at them, walking around them."

Metal lamps are generally symmetric. But Oru is not. A special cutting tool is used to make it. This creates a specific hole in the lampshade, which is then bent and fixed in its new shape.

The result is a lampshade that seems to have a typical symmetric shape if seen from one angle. But when looking at it from another, you can see the hole and the thin organic shape.

Cloudy awarded with the iF Product Design Award 2014

We are delighted to let you know that – out of 3,249 entries – our product Cloudy designed by Mathieu Lehanneur has won an iF Product Design Award 2014 in the Lighting category and will be recognized with the renowned iF label.
“For 60 years, the iF Product Design Award by the International Forum Design of Hannover has been an internationally recognized label for award-winning design and the iF brand has become a symbol for outstanding achievements in design. The awards were delivered on 28 February 2014 during the awards ceremony in Munich (Germany).

Normally, when we look at clouds, we seek organic shapes, similar to objects of living beings. In this case, the creative process has been reversed: this is a special object which, during its creation, revealed all its potential.
“Cloudy is a paradox! – explains young designer, Mathieu Lehanneur – This lamp has been created using extremely complex steel moulds, which have given it an almost magical lightness, a glass cloud floating in the air”.
An object-lamp therefore which, from the pencil of the designer to its engineering and manufacture, has taken on the shape of a light and evanescent cloud.
“By mixing together clear white glass with high-luminosity LEDs – explains Mathieu – Cloudy is a ray of sun after the rain!”

The Cloudy “cloud”, when switched on, thus reveals all its luminosity and evokes sunlight after the rain. A design lamp containing in itself a positive sign of hope and optimism.
Cloudy, available as a suspension lamp or light fitting, features gradient white blown glass and die-cast aluminium structure. It is lit by high-power LED lamps.

Mochi for the bathroom environment

Mochi of the Lumi collection have been renewed. Some of the wall and ceiling models of this fortunate white blown glass series have rightly earned themselves a place in the bathroom environment, thanks to the index of protection (IP) 44 which makes them more resistant to humidity.

Both the 12 and 20 centimetre Mochi wall/ceiling models are now compatible with the bathroom environment. For a guaranteed glam-chic effect.

Mochi codes available with IP44:
F07 G01A 01
F07 G03A 01

Roofer: new shapes and colour

Versatile is the most appropriate adjective to describe this collection of pendants designed for indoor installation. Roofer, ispired by the tiles of the roof, is available in three different shapes and five sizes and its well suited to be installed in large or small rooms. The choice of the light source, halogen or fluorescent, offers the opportunity to light properly both public and private environments. The universality of Roofer, in addition, turns out in the possibility to shorten the cables to install it as a ceiling lighting fixture. Finally, the colour range of the lamp allows any user to satisfy its own taste and, at the same time, to combine the lamp with the furniture.

The mounty
Customize your lamp: choose the colour and/or the chromatic sequence, then have fun to assemble it. Assembly is quick and easy. The three tone coloured scales, made of semi-rigid rubbery material cover five frames different in shape. The lower part is closed by a polymethylmethacrylate diffuser disk.

The Scales
The scales are made of semi-rigid rubber material and are machine washable at 30°C. This feature combined with its ease of installation, make Roofer an original and innovative lamp.

Tile: build with light

Tile stems from an idea by Pamio Design to create a modular lamp consisting of individual glass elements. Inspiration is taken from nature, which suggests numerous aggregations.

Tile is a design lamp made from single pieces of glass, designed to form a continuous structure which reflects light. Thanks to the numerous compositional solutions, Tile offers unlimited possibilities of personalisation, to cater to the needs of even the most discerning customer and especially the contract market. Endless options exist for creating a modular lamp, a light wall, a cascade of glass reflections.

All that is needed is a light source to assemble the project using the individual glass elements. Even without light, Tile has an appearance which captures the eye, becoming a focal point inside any interior.

Thanks to its extreme flexibility, Tile shows off to the best in large premises where the architect or interior designer can design entire light walls. Tile already successfully features in the Business Lounges of Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong, Paris and San Francisco, in the Amsterdam Conservatory, in the Law Court of Voronez in Russia, in the Net Center of Padua and in many other prestigious public and private locations worldwide.


WantedDesign Manhattan 2017 - Lens

WantedDesign Manhattan 2017

Fabbian's incredible pop-up installation mesmerized the visitors at WantedDesign Manhattan: over 400 pieces of handmade Murano glass were part of the design, that used Laminis System with LED strips running between the various panes.

The concept was inspired by the sparkling lights of a Broadway dressing room to pay homage to the city of New York and celebrate the new office opening in Manhattan.
The iconic I Love NY logo was reinterpreted by including the two dots, Fabbian's signature logo.

The quintessential vanity makeup mirror coupled with the retro-pink Fujifilm Istax Mini 8 camera completed the space and set the ambiance to prepare our guests for "Their Big Show!"
Over 250 Polaroids generated a physical take-home souvenir for the multitude of designers throughout the event while many opted to create a digital souvenir by tagging @FabbianLighting on Social Media instead.

Even DesignMilk, with over 1.7 Million Instagram followers, featured Fabbian in its Instagram story!


The installation of our Lens series fixtures above the Restaurant Area featured one of our most exciting recent product launches for 2017. Lens, a volumetric and stunning suspension fixture was installed at varying heights and sizes that openly recalled the Hanging Garden of Babylon.

The four pastel colors selected for this installation (Primrose Yellow, Pale Dogwood, Island Paradise and Greenery) were part of the PANTONE Fashion Color Report for Spring 2017 and represented a mixture of vitality, relaxation, and vivid earthiness to attract the attention of visitors. The contemporary touch of Lens perfectly matched the industrial red-bricks warehouse building and conveyed a playful note to the whole space.

Fabbian's products were paired with the design pieces of LAGO, a company that has revolutionized the furniture scenario in the last fifteen years, The playful armchair Lastika, composed of bungee cords of fabric, and the Community table format not only conveyed the idea of Italian conviviality but also gave an energic and positive vibe to the entire area.

See you in 2018!

Pictures credits: Ikon photo & Fabbian's team

Philadelphia - Lightfair 2017

Lightfair Philadelphia 2017

There is nothing better than thinking outside the box to present a new array of product launches. At Fabbian USA, we thought about the format of the Limo party bus in 2015 as an unusual, enjoyable, yet professional way to gather our sales force in one place during a huge trade show like Lightfair.

Every year, Fabbian USA's sales force can meet the team by choosing a time slot of their choice and attend a presentation session with Italia beverages and local food to get a preview of the new products before hitting the American market.

In the Quaker City, the ride tour with Fabbian-branded van started at Philadelphia Convention Center to continue along the Penitentiary (the first in the United States of America) and arrive at the Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art, where Rocky Balboa's statue was waiting for the attendees. Then, every ride ended by coming back to the Convention Center.

See you in Chicago 2018!

Salone del Mobile - Euroluce 2017

Salone del Mobile - Euroluce, Edition 2017

With over 400,000 square feet of exhibition space spread over 16 buildings and 450 of the best exhibitors in the interiors space, Salone del Mobile and EUROLUCE - now at its 29th edition – is recognized as the global benchmark exhibition for furniture and lighting, where cutting-edge product designs infused with the latest technology take center stage.

Fabbian USA's team attended the trade show along with the Italian parent company with a fabulous booth in Pavilion 15 featuring an incredible series of new products slated for North American deliveries in October 2017.
The 2017 collection has been created in collaboration with some of the most successful designers as well as a few newcomers and is one of the most exciting and revolutionary series of products from Fabbian to date.
The new product launches introduced to the market were created to give designers and architects a high possibility of customization through multiple light solutions, materials, sizes, and colors.

Marc Sadler designed a new breathtaking Metropole System, a combination of textile and wood. This is ornamental illuminated tapestry is powered by the cable system that suspends and features various fabric options. All canvas are soundproof, not flammable and self-extinguishing fabrics. With a module starter of 39 1/2", Metropole can cover larger spaces and be used as a room divider, feature wall, or even a wall sconce to suit the application.

A revolutionary and entirely flexible system, created by the designer Flynn Talbot, allows an entirely creative design beyond any track system through the patent pending cable design. The bar options available are 39" - 78" - 118" can hold three types of lights - a spotlight, a floodlight and a globe - to create different light effects.

Fabbian's Venetian is fully on display with the launch of the beyond gorgeous Saya Series of decorative pendants. The Saya glass is blown within the fixture structure and then electroplated with chrome, burnished steel, and gold finishes.
Alongside this new series were Fabbian's other latest glass offerings, Tripla, Aerostat, and Laminis LED.

For the large-scale decorative architectural needs, the rings of the new Olympic series feature a white painted aluminum structure with the LED light source placed on the outer circumference. The rings can be used singly or in groups to create original shapes.

This new one-of-a-kind suspension features metallic panels in different sizes, both mono and three-lens options. The colors available are satin-finish burnished, rust, bronze, multicolor, with the possibility to opt a custom RAL as well.

Taking on a new challenge for outdoor lighting, the two new precious addition was displayed for the existing family of Giunco with stem-mount outdoor elements in white as well as an industrial downlight in a copper stem with a bronze spot.

A complete series of downlights, pendants, ceiling lamps and recessed lights was designed by Marc Sadler in a black and white solution. The cable length, as well as diffuser length, can occur in multiple solutions to meet every need.

CRIO 72"
The best seller in the USA has been presented in a massive LED 72" version.

Euroluce 2015: we will be there!

❝ UNESCO has proclaimed 2015 the International Year of Light, the year in which Euroluce, the biennial exhibition devoted to excellence in the world of lighting, celebrates its 28th edition. ❞ []

Fabbian Illuminazione will be there with the new collections.

Pav. 9
Booth B03-C02
Fiera di Milano - Rho

The event will be held from 14 to 19 April 2015.

Fabbian at Saloni WorldWide with great news

Fabbian will be exhibiting its latest innovations at the next edition of Saloni WorldWide Moscow that will run from 15 to 18 October 2014 at Crocus Expo of Moscow (Russia).

Fabbian, in Hall 8 Stand C16 - D19, will present two absolute news.

1. Discover the beautiful Story of Laminis.

2. Discover the brand new Collections 2014: Multispot and Tile Led.

The qualified staff of Fabbian awaits you at the stand to provide you with all the information you may need.

Fabbian presents the news collections 2014

Fabbian successfully exhibited their new collections at the latest edition of Light+Building 2014 in Frankfurt. Thank you all for your participation and we invite you to contact us for any information.

You can download the new collections catalogue on this page.

ph. Nava-Rapacchietta

Light+Building 2014: appointment with the designers ...

With the launch of the new collections at Light+Building 2014 (Hall 1.1 - stand E01), some designers will be available at Fabbian's booth to present and introduce their projects to customers and anyone interested.
We warmly invite you to be part of it to better understand the products features and enter Fabbian world.

The appointments are:

30/03 – 10.00
Vittorio Massimo introduces Boomy collection

30/03 – 14.00
Formfjord introduces Giro collection

31/03 – 10.00
Bartek Mejor introduces Cyclone collection

31/03 – 14.00
Pellegrini+Mengato Design introduces Glu collection

01/04 – 10.00
Federica Bubani introduces Mia collection

Fabbian presents the new collections at Euroluce 2013

Great success for the new Fabbian’s products presented in the fair Euroluce 2013.
Fabbian in Pav. 9 Stand H02 - G02 presented the four brand new collection Stick, Cloudy, Ray and Clove, realized in four materials: wood, glass, polycarbonate and metal, interpreted in a surprisingly innovative manner.

Stick is the new lamp collection of designer Matali Crasset, it stems from an Ayous wood module, the shape of which is inspired by that of a pair of pliers: two bent elements stretched by a central support. The collection consists of a table lamp, a wall lamp, four floor lamps and five suspension lamps featuring four different diffuser shapes.

Cloudy is new blown-glass lamp created by Mathieu Lehanneur, inspired by clouds. Cloudy, available as a suspension lamp or light fitting, features gradient white blown glass and die-cast aluminium structure. It is lit by high-power LED lamps.

Ray is the new collection of Lagranja Design lamps, it takes its cue from typically Mediterranean Persian blinds. The Ray lamp collection consists of a suspension lamp, a table lamp and a floor lamp, all made of white polycarbonate with powder-coated metal structure and supports in polycarbonate.

At the fair were also exhibited the technical spotlights Tools, which are already receiving great interest from the market, and the beautiful wall of glass and light Tile, Fabbian’s icon.

Fabbian is on show at the Colegio de los arquitectos in Madrid

Fabbian is taking part in a design exhibition at the Colegio de los arquitectos in Madrid, the roll of architects with the highest number of members in the whole of Spain. A selection of Fabbian products can be seen in the showcases of the historical Calle del Barquillo building, located in Madrid’s fashion district, very popular with artists and creative designers.

By means of this show, the Colegio de los arquitectos intends paying tribute to the most emblematic Italian and international design products. The Fabbian products on show are the floor lamps Giunco, Beluga, Elle, Saturnina and Twirl, and the table lamps Beluga, Flow and Diamond & Swirl.

Fabbian Tile at Seatec fair

At Seatec fair on show from 6 to 8 February will be the Fabbian installation created with the Tile system by Pamio Design, evoking the infinite beauty of the sea. It will be located in the Agorà area where the winning projects from the international “M.Y.D.A. - Millennium Yacht Design Award” competition, now in its tenth year, will be on display.

“The highlights of the Fabbian installation covering an area of 8 metres by 4 are a series of Tile curtains varying in width and height which create a flowing movement like the waves of the sea. The transparent, sparkling colour of the Tile modules, the light and shade play of solids and voids of the individual Tile curtains and the acquamarine-coloured glass together recall the sparkle of the sun reflecting on the surface of the sea rippled by the wind.

The installation allows visitors to pass through the curtains and plunge into these sculptures of glass and light for a fascinating experience of the senses while admiring the versatile nature and beauty of the Tile product”.

Fabbian will be present at Saloni WorldWide Moscow with many new features

Fabbian will be exhibiting its latest innovations at the next edition of Saloni WorldWide Moscow that will run from 10 to 13 October 2012 in Moscow.

Fabbian, in Hall 8 Stand D08 - E07, will present a brand new product of which for now we shall reveal only the name: Tools. In addition, following the great success of Enck at Light+Building, the new LED version will be presented, combining design with the most innovative and ecological light source.
This important international event will feature the best selection of Fabbian products: Becky, Enck, Tile, Quadriled and Spirito di Venezia with an updated version that you will discover at the fair.

The qualified staff of Fabbian awaits you at the stand to provide you with all the information you may need.

Frankfurt 15-20/04/2012 Presentation of two new collections

Fabbian Illuminazione will surprise you with two new products created by top designers at what is the major international light show, Light+Building 2012 in Frankfurt, scheduled from 15 - 20 April 2012.
Marc Sadler will be presenting a lamp with right-angled lines, with research into materials that sheds new light on polymers and the LED concept, while Francesco Lucchese’s project is inspired by the soft shapes of nature.
The Fabbian illuminazione stand, located in Hall 1.1 - E01 of Light+Building, will also be presenting a detailed account of the creations of top designers Benjamin Hubert, Karim Rashid, Saggia & Sommella and Pamio Design.



Once again this year, Fabbian will be present at the benchmark world international lighting fair, Euroluce 2019.
Many new items and innovations set the scene for the relaunching of this important historical brand that has always kept its ties with the tradition and quality of Made-in-Italy products.
We look forward to seeing you in Milan-Rho from 9 to 14 April (Tuesday to Sunday) in Hall 13, Booth G15.
We'll see you at Euroluce 2019!

Fabbian Asia Ltd. was born in Hong Kong

Throughout the years, the Far Eastern markets have proven their strategic importance in the expansion of companies. After many years of collaboration with local partners, Fabbian Illuminazione chose to strengthen its presence in Asia. With this purpose, Fabbian Asia Ltd was born in Hong Kong as a subsidiary of the Italian design brand. This is a very important step for the company, whose aim is to better support and assist its local customers and prospects. An area manager will be available to answer any requests and will be making sure that the communication between head office and local contacts is smooth.

Fabbian Asia Ltd.
Suite 803 Singaa Commercial Centre
144-151 Connaught Road West
Hong Kong
tel +852 2915 8197
fax +852 2915 8192

New Fabbian App 2.0 for iPhone e iPad

Fabbian, one of the first lighting companies to have created an iPhone app, now presents its fully renewed 2.0 version. The new graphics are by Architonic, the international architecture and design portal. Use of content is easier and more intuitive. Thanks to the Fabbian app, you can access the rich, continually updated product catalogue at any time and in any place. Download for free the Fabbian lighting app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad from the Apple Store (“Fashions and Trends” store).

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Fabbian lights up the Milan Cathedral Glass Octagon

Fabbian Illuminazione took part with generosity and enthusiasm in the Milan Cathedral project called “Glass octagon to link heaven and earth”, based on an architectural project by Gianni Arlunno and contractor Paolo Criveller. This is a clear-glass structure which, inside Milan Cathedral, accommodates the information point and bookshop. Fabbian Illuminazione supplied all the lighting apparatus.

In particular, Fabbian designed, specifically for the purpose, 75 spotlights in chromed metal with minimal look, suitable for lighting up the books to be arranged on the glass shelves of the bookshop.

On the outside, the structure is lit up by 8 Cricket spotlights which project warm light upwards; inside the structure, another 8 Cricket spotlights light up the top part of the glass dome. Protagonist of the inside lighting is a Sospesa lamp measuring one metre by one metre: its ethereal and transparent structure well integrates with the construction philosophy of the Octagon. Finally, 4 Orbis spotlights and 4 Star spotlights back up the inside lighting at workstations.

Fabbian lights up the Correr Museum in Venice

The exhibition ‘Armenia. Footprints of a Civilisation'”is perfectly lighted up by Fabbian’s projectors.
The exhibition, designed by the architect Torsello, takes place at Correr Museum until 10 April 2012, and is organised by Gabriella Uluhogian, Boghos Levon Zekiyan and Vartan Karapetian.

This event is part of the V Centenary celebration for the printing of the first book in Armenian in Venice. It winds along a chronological, thematic path leading visitors to over two hundred works including some extremely rare manuscripts and miniatures.
Fabbian contributed to the Venetian exhibition with its Led projectors, Ombra and Orbis, used to light up works on walls and statues, and with a Led spotlight, Venere, used inside display cases.

Its led light, beam pointing flexibility and the fact that lighting can be customised make Ombra a really high quality performance museum projector. And the performance of both Orbis and Venere, the new generation, modern design spotlight with various light sources, is just as satisfying.
Photo by Andrea Melzi

Fabbian lights Matisse

MATISSE. The seduction of Michelangelo is the title of the exhibition that will take place from February 11th to June 12th at the Museum of Santa Giulia in Brescia.
The exhibition presents 180 works of the French artist, including paintings, drawings, prints and gouache découpées that studies the entire artistic production of his life: from his first works to the invention of the gouaches découpées. The production of Matisse will be analyzed in relation to the work of Michelangelo, the great Italian artist of the sixteenth century. In particular two of the most important works by Matisse, like the painting entitled Pianist and draughts’ players and the gouache découpée named Veneri will be compared with an original drawing by Michelangelo showing two Venus.
The exhibition is curated by Claudia Beltramo Ceppi and assisted by a scientific committee composed of some leading scholars of Matisse. The art and lighting installation was designed by Arch. Alberto Torsello in collaboration with Maurizio Bernardelli Curuz, artistic director of the Museum of Brescia.
Fabbian and the architect Torsello gained a strong experience in the lighting of important exhibitions, sometimes together, for example in Inca. Origin and Mysteries of gold Civilization, or alone: Fabbian lighted The Secret of the Forbidden City in Treviso while Torsello experienced the exhibitions on Canaletto and Cima da Conegliano.
On the occasion of the Matisse exhibition, they have studied a new product: a museum projector that can satisfy the need for permanent structures such as museums, galleries and picture galleries of a balanced and precise lighting project that can make possible a correct view of the exhibits.
Ombra, unusual for the decorative tradition of Fabbian, is a unique product for his fusion of design research and innovation in LED technology. The project is perfectly suitable for demanding museum and retail applications that require the use of high-performance and low power consumption LEDs, a perfect color and object’s illumination, pointing flexibility beam and accessories able to customize your lighting.
The museum projector Ombra embodies all these characteristics. Through the use of the high color performance LED, Ombra doesn’t offset the color of the illuminated works, allows maximum flexibility with its three-axis pointing to independent points and the "laser pointer". In addition, compared with a traditional lighting system, the use of LEDs allows the cancellation of IR and UV radiation harmful to the works, the possibility to choose the color temperature, a decrease in heat load that reduce problems with air conditioning room, a drastic reduction in lamps’ maintenance due to their long life and cut in energy consumption and thus, indirectly, in the production of CO2.
Thanks to the technological quality of Ombra, Fabbian presents to the market a museum projector studied and designed specifically to this sector. The lighting of the Matisse exhibition is the perfect challenge for this new product.

The Secrets of the Forbidden City – Matteo Ricci in the Ming Court

Teviso, Casa dei Carraresi 24 October 2009 -9 May 2010

The Major Exhibitions "The Silk Road and Chinese Civilisation" at the Casa dei Carraresi, Treviso have been made possible by the energy and dedication of the President of the Fondazione Cassamarca, the Honourable Dino De Poli. With great foresight regarding the developing international situation and the rapid transformation of the Asian continent, he has focussed on China
and India as the emerging powers which are changing our vision of the world in the 21st century. Adriano Màdaro has been asked by the Fondazione Cassamarca to act as curator for a further four exhibitions: three with India between 2012 and 2015 and after others with Tibet and Japan. Agreements have recently been reached with the respective museum authorities in New Delhi and Lhasa.

Fabbian lights up the exhibitions with Sospesa collection in LED version, Bijou, Crio and Beluga Colour suspensions.

Fabbian lights up Inca

“Origin and Mysteries Of The Golden Civilization Inca”
Dicember 4th, 2009 – June 27th, 2010, Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia (Italia)

The brightness and rarity of gold made it the privileged material in comparison to other metals. Thanks to its brilliance, gold was compared to the sun and considered the crystallization of the teardrops shed by the God of sun once reached the ground.
The force of unknown symbols represented in the finds exhibited will lead us towards the spirituality of golden civilizations. A mystic dimension of life and death, in a deep relation with the gods depicted in charming images describing the relation with afterlife.
The exhibition focuses on the relation with nature, expressed in simple contrasts between life and death, sea and mountains, sky and ground, marking pre-Columbian people life. Without forgetting the importance of the sun and the moon in the idea and representation of the universe.
Fabbian contributed to light up several display windows which contained precious finds with tailor-designed Venere spotlights, white and black painted. It was used the LED technology, an eco-friendly technology which helps to save energy.

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