Foscarini is certainly one of the most famous lighting manufacturers from Italy. The company was founded in 1981 on the Venetian island of Murano and initially produced luminaires for the commercial sector. As early as 1983, the first designer luminaires came onto the market, followed by the first collaboration with external designers in 1985.
The company's first major success was the Lumiere, which was launched in 1990. It is still available in a wide variety of versions - so it can definitely be called a classic. Those who come from Murano naturally like to work with mouth-blown glass. However, priorities have changed over the years and the company has increasingly focused on high-quality plastics such as polyethylene.
Consequently, the move from the island to the mainland - to Macron - took place in 1994. This also belongs to Venice and is still the headquarters of Foscarini. From the very beginning, the company focused on imaginative design and exceptionally high product quality. Not least for these reasons, the designer luminaires from the northern Italian manufacturer have an excellent reputation.
The creativity and stylistic diversity of the designer luminaires is no coincidence, as the company works with a large number of established and up-and-coming top designers who complement the product range with their ideas. Among the most famous names are Ludovica and Roberto Palomba and Patricia Urquiola.
Marc Sadler should also be mentioned, who designed, for example, the popular Twiggy arc lamp or the Kite and Tite series. These luminaires are particularly noteworthy because the material used to make them - a mixture of fibre glass and carbon fibre - took two years of research.