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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.
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