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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
“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.