Two weeks ago, Dailytonic has paid a visit to the headquarters of one of our favourite (no exaggeration) Italian lighting brands, Foscarini, where, along with a small group of other international design enthusiasts from Muuuz, Yatzer and DesignMilk to name a few, we have met the wonderful team Foscarini who took us on an inspiring tour within the company’s airy, glass-cladded base located in the northern Italian comune of Marcon, half-an-hour drive from what we have learnt must be one of the most picturesque cities in the world, Venice.
We have listened (about the company, its early 80s Murano origins and why Foscarini lamps are ‘emotional not rational’), seen (the hugely absorbing and seriously fun Research & Developement lab), met (four prominent designers, Jozeph Forakis, Vicente García Jiménez, Luca Nichetto
and Ionna Vautrin, who joined their creative forces with Foscarini) and discussed (the upcoming trends, the importance of the online media and the limitless denotations of the noun ‘Surprise’). In other words, we have been enlightened! – And that’s before the next day’s visit to the 54th edition of La Bienalle, which this year goes by the name Illuminazioni and ‘points to light’ which, as a classical theme in art, closely relates to Venice itself.
Each of the designs undergoes a number of quality checks before the final version is approved and put into production
Visit Architonic’s Facebook page to view more photographs from our trip to Italy.