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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.
LOCATED NEXT TO TWO AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS, HARVARD AND THE MIT, CAFE' ARTSCIENCE IS A HYBRID MULTIPURPOSE SPACE ENRICHED BY CLOUDY
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The qualified staff of Fabbian awaits you at the stand to provide you with all the information you may need.
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.
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
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.
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