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The Works section presents the most beautiful and interesting lighting projects developed with the use of Fabbian lights. From commercial places like hotels or restaurants, to private spaces like houses or villas, Fabbian is the perfect lighting partner who is able to provide technical yet stunning solutions.
Constructed in 1967, the New Noreña Building building is located in the Legazpi district of Madrid.
Opendoor recently leased the top three floors of the prestigious Watermark building at Tempe Town Lake to concentrate its operations. This move initiated a tenant improvement project with Ajanta Design as the architect.
When AmerisourceBergen, American pharmaceutical distribution and health-oriented company, was creating their new regional headquarters in Texas, they were looking to create a campus that reflected their company's caring and down-to-earth culture.
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.
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
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
How does one of the world’s leading universities, known for its science and technology programs, stay relevant in the startup era?
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
“We are excited to bring everybody together under one roof in a world-class facility.”
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.
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.
Photographer: Michael Robinson Photography
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, 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.
Arch. Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will
RELAXING WORKING CLIMATES
AN IMPORTANT LAMP FOR AN IMPORTANT BUILDING
For Dada Architecture + Design poject, Arch. 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 white Crio 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.
Arch. Davide d'Agostino
Ph. Alessandro Astegiano
ELEGANT LIGHTING FOR THE WORKPLACE
DESIGNED WORKING SPACES
The offices of 2Effe Engineering in Brescia (Italy), are a spacious and well organised working environment. The furniture and finishes chosen are modern, in neutral shades with coloured elements that brighten up the ambiance. The lighting project was designed to guarantee the perfect type and amount of light for the office workers.
For the stairways and corridors, long sections of recessed lighting from the Slot and Zen collections were chosen, that also add a touch of dynamism. The conference room has been illuminated using orientable Plano recessed spotlights, which are track-mounted to enable them to be moved around as wished. The meeting room is decorated with the elegance of Sospesa lamps.
Ph. Giulio Favotto
TECHNICAL LIGHTING IN THE OFFICE
DECORATING WITH LIGHT
HISTORIC OFFICES WITH A MODERN DESIGN
COLOURFUL INTERIORS ENHANCED BY LIGHT
The new Fantoni Showroom is situated in the centre of Milan. It is designed on an advanced concept of the contemporary workspace that goes beyond space, furniture and traditional technology. Fabbian Illuminazione was one of the three partners chosen to participate in the project, and really showed the best it has to offer in technology.
In the entrance hall, on the false ceiling made in sound-absorbent material painted in a shade of natural wood, a sort of bar code has been painted with the Zen Black system, in which alternate blocks of orientable lamps have been installed with halogen QR111 and metal halide light sources. On the remaining part of the ceiling, single, fully recessed lamps with fluorescent light bulbs from the Zen collection have been fitted at regular intervals. In the meeting room, a Cricket hanging lamp is installed above the table, in the white embossed version, while the sound-absorbent wall is bathed by a cascade of recessed LED spotlights from the Cricket collection. On the stairway leading to the lower floor and along the corridor leading to the offices, light is provided by halogen lamps from the Tube collection. The desks are illuminated by elegant, dual emission Factory hanging lamps in shiny white. On the ceiling, also made in sound-absorbent material but painted white, Zen recessed spotlights with fluorescent light bulbs are fitted, and are also used to illuminate the projection room.
Arch. Marco Viola
Ph. Giulio Favotto
MULTISPOT BELUGA: A WATERFALL IN THE PRESTIGIOUS MARIINSKY II THEATRE OF ST PETERSBURG
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.
Arch. Alberto Torsello
Ph. Giulio Favotto
ORIGINS AND MYSTERIES OF THE GOLDEN CIVILISATION
THE SECRETS OF THE FORBIDDEN CITY, MATTEO RICCI AT THE MING DYNASTY
From 14 to 19 April 2015, the annual Euroluce exhibition took place in Milan. Fabbian was present with a large range of its latest products on display, largely focused on cascades of light and glass. numerous Lumi hanging lamps were fitted above the tables, at different heights, and a Multispot Beluga chandelier was installed in a way to create a large hemisphere.
Above the reception desk, light was provided by Multispot Tooby lamps, one row at the same height and another at irregular heights. Areas were also created to present the new collections for 2015: Loop/strong>, Polair/strong>, Pivot, Puà, Quarter, Eyes and also from 2014: Giro, Cyclone, Arèrostat and Boomy. Finally, the circumference of the entire stand was defined with Tile and Laminis lamps.
Ach. Pamio design
Ph. Tobia Berti
THE NOVELTIES OF 2014 IN FRANKFURT
From 30 March to 4 April 2014, the Light+Building 2014 trade show took place in Frankfurt (Germany), where Fabbian displayed the novelties for 2014.
From 9 to 14 April 2013, Fabbian took part in the Euroluce 2013 exhibition in Milan. The large stand covering 200 square metres was designed by the Architects Dompieri&Pisoni, who created a path of light to present the novelties of 2013. It began with the latest additions to the Lumi Mochi collections, with round and square-shaped hanging lamps with several light sources, and close by the Lamas lamps with an unusual polycarbonate diffuser.
Further along was the Tools area, with all the variants of this lamp collection, in different colours, followed by Cloudy and the rich collection of lamps in wood in the Stick collection. The path ended with the Clove collection in coloured metal. The reception desk was illuminated by Oru hanging lamps and, to the back, a sparkling wall of Tile lamps. The seating area for visitors was illuminated by LED hanging lamps created especially for the offices of the important Florentine museum, the Uffizi.
Ph. Alberto Parise
LA LUCE APERTA A TUTTI
From 12 to 17 April 2011, Fabbian displayed its latest products at the usual biennial Euroluce exhibition in Milan. The large stand covering 200 square metres was planned by the young English designer, Benjamin Hubert, who was also the brain behind two of the collections presented at the fair.
The minimalist, white painted stand was very cosy and fully open along the long side. The reception desk was illuminated by four Roofer hanging lamps while at the back, partitioned by two high and long Tile walls, there was a negotiating area. Kwark lamps by Karim Raschid, Ombra lamps and numerous Lumi wall lamps were installed on the side walls. In the centre, amidst a cane thicket, other novelties were on display: Paddle, Angle, Giunco, Spirito di Venezia and Lumi hanging and table lamps.
Designer Benjamin Hubert
Ph. Giulio Favotto
On the occasion of the 2011 edition of the Fuori Salone Home&Spa Design of Milan, Fabbian was called on to help with the illumination of numerous spaces, including the lounge and bar area of the event. The project required a very essential and minimalist design that enabled the creation of pleasant, relaxing atmospheres during the frenetic exhibition of the Saloni di Milano.
The lamps chosen reflected the modern and elegant character of the design: the meeting area and bar area was illuminated using the beautiful Angle floor lamps in the black version, and the Flow table lamps. The bar counter was decorated with the small hanging lamps of the Bijou collection in the polished chrome version, while Beluga Colour recessed spotlights on the ceiling increase the overall illumination in the area.
Ph. Giulio Favotto
THE WORLDWIDE EXHIBITION OF MOSCOW, 2011 GLASS WALLS OF LIGHT PRESENTED IN MOSCOW
THE TILE SYSTEM IN THE MIDDLE-EAST
From 22 to 27 April 2009, Fabbian participated at the Euroluce 2009 exhibition in Milan, with a stand of 400 square metres. It was designed by Architect Alberto Torsello and consisted of a closed area in the centre and an area at the side, where a path allowed visitors to admire the novelties and best-selling products.
At the entrance, the long reception desk was illuminated by three imposing Crio lamps in the dark wood version, while the following collections were displayed on the sides of the high niches: Tube, Book, Diamond&Swirl, Domina, Factory, Folio, Flow, Vela, Ali, Plano, Kir, and Leto. In the very centre, the large and intimate customer reception area was defined by numerous tables illuminated by elegant Flow table lamps, and along the sides there was a bookcase with catalogues illuminated by Venere spotlights.
Arch. Alberto Torsello
Ph. Giulio Favotto
LIGHT ENHANCES THE INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY EXHIBITION
FABBIAN, TECHNICAL SPONSOR FOR ILLUMINATION
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.
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.
Arch. Foster + Partners
Ph. Alberto Parise
The project for Cathay Pacific Airways at the international airport of Hong Kong (HK) is named “The Cabin”, and was designed by the famous architectural firm of London, Foster + Partners.
Fabbian demonstrated its great professionalism and organisational skills to create this important lighting installation, which has also been used in other lounges of the Asian airline throughout the world. To match the same luxury and elegance in this area of the airport, the architects chose lamps from the Tile collection. The wall at the back of the long reception desk was illuminated with a double row of crystal bricks of LED Tile lights, from top to bottom, in order to achieve an evenly lit wall with a great visual impact.
Arch. Foster + Partners
Ph. Nigel Young/Foster + Partners
Ph. Alberto Parise
Cathay Pacific Airways has made Tile its hallmark also in America. At the airport of San Francisco (CA, USA) there is an entire Tile wall using LED technology. The architects of the Business Lounge of the Asian airline, Gensler Architects, designed the entire area and behind the information desk, they built a luminous LED wall using the Tile panels.
The overall impact is striking and thanks to Tile and the sparkle of its crystal, this part of the airport has a touch of sophistication and great importance. Tile, the Italian design that makes prestigious spaces unique.
Photo© Courtesy of cathaypacific.com
Following the superb experience of Hong Kong, theAsian airline Cathay Pacific Airways has decided to make the Tile glass wall its distinguishing mark at the international airports in various cities around the world, including the C. De Gaulle Airport of Paris.
Here, there is a slightly smaller Tile wall behind the reception desk of the Lounge, of around 3 metres, also lit using LED technology, which gives the area a touch of elegance and a distinct indication of Italian-made style.
Photo© Courtesy of cathaypacific.com
OUTDOOR ILLUMINATION WITH THE CRICKET COLLECTION
A MAJOR RENOVATION AND EXPANSION OF A NEW YORK CITY'S INSTITUTION
DESIGNING FOR HEALTH
Walden Chicago, an elevated-hospitality event venue in the West Town area of Chicago, required an unobtrusive solution to illuminate and highlight its soaring bow truss ceiling.
The Murray Building, originally a public works building designed by Ron Philips and opened in 1969, was recently renovated and repurposed as a 336-room luxury hotel called The Murray.
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.
Inaugurated in 1932, the Excelsior Gallia Hotel in Milan was recently refurbished by the famous architect Marco Piva, who, for the occasion, designed a wall lamp inspired by the elegance and sensuality of the 1920s and 1930s Art Déco.
Gold Step is an elegant wall lamp made entirely of aluminum with two finishes: satin-finish bronze on the rectangular support plate and satin-finish gold for the three parallelepiped diffusors placed at symmetrical distances from one another. Gold Step beautifies the evocative staircase of the hotel.
The Excelsior Gallia Hotel includes also other Fabbian LED products: the Tile wall lamp makes the hallways airy and astonishing, thanks to its clear glass and intrinsic elegance; the Tile wall lamp is also used to lit one of the spacious conference rooms. The terrace is adorned by the Slot ceiling lamp and by the Vela floor lamp, to give a modern touch to a timeless project.
Arch. Marco Piva
Ph. Alberto Parise
MULTISPOT CUSTOM MADE
LAMINIS & MULTISPOT: SPECIAL GUESTS AT THE INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL IN LONDON
The magnificent Intercontinental London The O2 Hotel, couldn't have turned out better if it wasn't for our beautiful collections: Laminis and Multispot.
It is three imposing glass panels to welcome the guests in the lobby of the hotel. Thanks to the possibiliy of customization, it was possible to give a complete new look to our Laminis. Indeed, the standard glass tiles were mixed with completely new custom-made tiles that create a soft yet very sophisticated concentric effect.
GIRO, LUMI, TOROIDALE, PIVOT & BELUGA HAPPILY TOGETHER IN THE HEART OF PIEMONTE
MARRIOTT HOTEL AND FABBIAN LIGHTING
LUXURY ROOMS ARE GIVEN EXTRA REFINEMENT BY BELUGA LAMPS
FABBIAN LIGHTS CORFU'
TOROIDALE HANGING LAMPS FOR LARGE SPACES
THE ELEGANCE OF LIGHT SUSPENDED IN MID-AIR
The Hotel Emile in Paris is a trendsetting hotel in the exclusive Marais district of the city. Although this style is modern and sober, it is extremely sophisticated. All the furnishings were designed exclusively for the hotel to give it a truly unique atmosphere. All the rooms have a distinct look dominated by geometric shapes and bold colours.
The black and white decorations on the walls contrast sharply with those on the carpets, yet are all harmonised by the grey or sky blue shades of the furniture and some of the walls that are painted. In the guest rooms, the hanging lamps and wall lamps are from the Beluga White collection, with diffusers in glossy white blown glass, which give a touch of sophistication and elegance to the room, making it unique. In the bathrooms, round recessed lighting is used from the Cricket collection.
THE WELL-BEING OF DESIGN
TILE LIGHTS THE PRESTIGIOUS HOTEL PLAZA
FABBIAN: ELEGANT AND LUXURIOUS LIGHT
LUXURY WITHIN REACH
The Elysèe Secret Hotel is in Paris, just a short walk from the Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe, a cosy, relaxing place for a trip to the city centre. The interiors are well-groomed and modern, and blend well with the historic and well-preserved elements of the building. The furnishings in the guest rooms is minimalist and modern, and distinguished by pleasant contrasts between the purple furnishing accessories and the white of the walls.
The lighting is provided by hanging lamps from the Diamond&Swirl collection above the bedside tables and in the bathrooms: thanks to the exquisite decoration of the crystal diffuser, they produce pleasant lighting effects on the walls. In the corridors leading to the guest rooms we also find Slot wall lamps.
Arch. Axel Schoenert Architectes Associés
Ph. Luc Boegly
THE LIGHT THAT ENHANCES THE LUXURY
THE WELL-BEING OF LUXURY
A LANDMARK HOSPITALITY DESTINATION FOR SUNBATHING REPRESENTS THE EPITOME OF CONTEMPORARY LUXURY
In the New York's Upper East Side, everything seems to be possible. Walking along the elegant Madison and Park Avenues, you can find elegant townhouses next to huge multi-apartments condos that overlook Central Park, with their doormen in pristine uniform always ready to help owners and tenants, call taxis, take packages and groceries.
In an upscale pre-war apartment in Park Avenue, the team of architects at Gustavson Dundes Architecture & Design successfully composed a symphony between American style and Italian flair, with the precious notes of glass used to make the residence even more unique.
With its high ceilings, the dining room is the focal point of the apartment: with an intimate canvas on the wall, the grand entrance of restored embossed doors introduce the guests to a classic dining table and comfortable armchairs ready to entertain.
Our Sospesa, a refined piece of sheet glass of sleek design, gives a twist of modernity to the environment and gently combines the cold transparency of glass with the refined classy tones of beige and the warmth of wood.
A bestseller from its launch, Sospesa has widely been specified by architects and designers who loved the essential shape of this lamp and its luminous and clear radiance, now also available in LED.
Design by Gustavson Dundes Architecture & Design
Photo by Peter Paige
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.
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:
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.
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.
Available in three glass diameters (9", 13" and 17")
Dimmable LED modules (included) or halogen.
Available in 13'' and 17''
Satin Nickel or Brass metal finishes for the cage.
The atmosphere in a private billiard room must be elegant and sophisticated, favouring soft but effective light.
The private project at Saint Petersburg (Russia) establishes Tile as an important detail in the room: it decorates the walls, creating a soft light around the room, giving the luxury and sophistication that enhance the billiard table.
THE BEAUTY OF TILE IN A PRIVATE POOL
FABBIAN PER LAMPS FOR EVERY ROOM
A PASTEL PINK DREAM IN LA VILLE LUMIÈRE
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 to becoming 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
LAMINIS CONQUERS FUSION RESTAURANTS
Creating the right atmosphere in certain places is the key to their success. Among these places, Kanji Light fusion restaurant required a very special setting. The result was a contemporary location with a colourful twist that creates a dramatic visual effect and an impressive impact.
Our Laminis is perfect in such an innovative and forward-thinking environment: the three glass panels divide the space of the room, enhancing the center of the room itself. It is a great inspiration for all those projects that want to include a scenographic effect.
The Altitude Restaurant is located within the luxurious Ana Hotels and Sport Hotel & Spa in Poiana Brasov, in the heart of Romania. The restaurant offers its customers a breathtaking view over the ski resort, however it is mostly acknowledged for the delicious cuisine and the refined setting. Indeed, the Laminis collection was chosen as a decorative lighting element.
Laminis decorates the walls of the restaurants with its elegance, but most importantly its glass tiles let light transpire between the different rooms, creating wider spaces. The golden structure perfectly blends in with the sophisticated details of the restaurant, whereas the different patterns of glass give a dynamic design to the room.
Arch. Daniel Ciocazanu, DOOI Studio
THE DESIGN THAT DISTINGUISHES THE INTERIORS
STICK: THE LIGHT THAT DECORATES
The Roofer lamps are the protagonists of Baffito's Bar&Pizzeria in Cheshire made by the contractor Andy Thornton Ltd.
Baffito’s Bar & Pizzeria is a new 140-cover restaurant in Warrington, Cheshire that serves up classic Italian food in a unique and inviting environment. Roofer pendant lighting are positioned throughout three of Baffito’s areas: the pizzeria, trattoria and garden.
The quirky, urban interior is completed by a combination of grey Roofer pendants, vintage furniture and a checkerboard tiled floor.
Brown line industrial-style benches promoting sociable, group dining in the trattoria. The Roofer brown tiles, wooden table tops and bench seats and quartz terrazzo floor create an earthy, warm atmosphere that captures the spirit of traditional Italian family dining.
While seating booths in the romantic garden bring the outdoors indoors, for an intimate and quirky dining experience.
Here, green Roofer pendants hang over the booths surrounded by bespoke pergolas dressed with potted flower pots and trailing ivy.
Contractor: Andy Thornton Ltd
Ph. Dan Kenyon Photography
THE LIGHT THAT CREATES AN ATMOSPHERE
YOUTHFUL DESIGN FOR A DYNAMIC RESTAURANT
Just outside the city walls of Castelfranco Veneto (TV, Italy), a lounge and bar with fresh, youthful appeal has been opened: The Antiche Beccherie bar. The interiors are cosy and a pleasant place to while away the evenings and spend relaxing, carefree moments.
The furnishings and lighting chosen are elegant and modern: the tables in the bar are illuminated with the large Bijou hanging lamps in white, while on the upper floor, the long Clap hanging lamps have been chosen to lend a touch of minimalism. The corridors and passageways are dominated by the No More wall lamps in white. The lighting chosen is warm and sophisticated, just right for this modern, youthful place.
Anthony Bandiera Design
Ph. Giulio Favotto
THE MAGIC OF PURE DESIGN
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 is 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
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TOROIDALE: THE LIGHT THAT FILLS THE GREAT SPACES
A hundred of Toroidale lamps light up the new shopping center Simplon Center, Migros, in Bris Gliss, Switzerland.
The new store selling casual clothing by Emma in the historic city centre of Padua (Italy), is a place in which modern and traditional styles are combined. The architecture of the premises is clean and minimalist and enhanced by details and furniture in wood, glass and metal. Illumination plays a decisive role, not only by providing the right light to the areas of the store and the garments, but also in enhancing the overall look.
Above the counter, two hanging lamps from the Class collection in black, three Roofer lamps with grey scales and a white Toroidale lamp are fitted. Tube hanging lamps light up the alcoves while the entire store is lit from above with Zen and Cricket recessed spotlights.
Ph. Claudio Carraro
FABBIAN LIGHTS UP BEAUTY
The elegant store of men's’ clothing, Castello Uomo, is located in Castelfranco Veneto (TV, Italy). The store is distinguished by its very classic style in natural, pastel shades, with more modern elements such as the iron beams and pillars and the glass used for the furniture and stairs.
The entire space is illuminated by numerous ceiling lamps and recessed spotlights, with one, four and six lights from the Beluga Crystal and Beluga Colour collections. Thanks to the halogen and metal halide light bulbs used in these lamps, they create many striking, suggestive lighting effects that enhance and decorate the store itself and the items on display superbly.
Arch. Linda Sarai & arch. Silvia Moro
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