The Foscarini Story
Founded on the Murano island in Venice, Italy in 1981, Foscarini started out creating blown glass-based lighting. They eventually expanded into other materials (the first being the Havana in 1993), and moved in 1994 to the Marcon area of Venice, into a building that reflected the modern aesthetic of their contemporary lighting. Success led to brand stability and swiftly growing name recognition.Read More
Why We Love Foscarini Lighting
There aren't many European lighting designers that are as fiercely independent, creative and joyful in their work as Foscarini. The kernels of freedom that characterize the company were planted way back in the Murano days; a lack of a furnace meant they had to pick and choose who to use for a specific project. They never settled into a pattern. This mentality has blended together with a diverse pool of designers--with varied levels of experience and creativity--resulting in light fixtures that have strong (often ironic) personalities and that express new ideas.
A Fun Fact About Foscarini
Foscarini is also active in the publishing industry. From 2002 to 2008, they published "Lux Magazine," highlighting their products, designers and design and lighting theory in general. Starting in 2010, Foscarini started publishing "Inventario," a "bookzine" focusing on design, research and innovation in all creative disciplines.
Noteworthy Lighting from Foscarini
The Caboche collection, highlighted by the Caboche Flushmount, was designed by Patricia Urquiola and Eliana Gerotto, and has a stunning jewel-like presence courtesy of its many individual transparent PMMA spheres. The Lumiere was designed in 1990 by Rodolfo Dordoni, and was Foscarini's first breakout success in decorative lighting.
The Foscarini Birdie Large Pendant takes inspiration from the beauty of nature, featuring a smooth polycarbonate shade appearing to have just been plucked from a tree with the branch still intact. When unlit, the white injection-molded diffuser has an opaque, ...
Directly inspired by the form of Japanese paper lanterns, Foscarini Chouchin 2 Reverse Pendant translates the familiar warmth and comforting illumination in to a modern glass form. Referring to the style of the original Chouchin by Ionna Vautrin, the colors ...
Eye-catching elements and ambient illumination meet in the Gem Pendant Light by Foscarini. Designed by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, the pendant light is equipped with a White spherical shade constructed from Acid-Etched Glass. Surrounding the shade is a lovely geometric ...
Inspired by fine Cuban cigars, the Havana Outdoor Pendant by Foscarini is perfect for lighting up modern spaces. It's designed by Jozeph Forakis and features an elongated shape with a waterproof wiring connector for exterior installation. Selected by MoMA for ...