The Italian brand Foscarini is one of the key players in the designer lighting industry, famous for innovative and unconventional designs.
Foscarini was founded in 1981 on the Venetian island of Murano and in its early days only used the famous Murano glass as a material. Initially, Foscarini concentrated on individual, specially manufactured lighting solutions in the contract sector. However, it did not take long until the first lamp collection, designed in 1983 by Carlo Urbaniti and Alessandro Vecchiato, who eventually took over management in 1988. They steered the company towards a stronger focus on individual products with an innovative design: External designers supply the designs, which are no longer exclusively rendered in precious Murano glass, but also in other, even unusual materials that enable new shapes and ideas.
Because of this development, but also because of the growth of the company, Foscarini moved to the mainland in 1994 and is now based in Marcon. Urbaniti has been the sole managing director and president of the company since 2014.
For the design of its lights, Foscarini not only relies on well-known masters such as Patricia Urquiola or Marc Sadler, but also on newcomers with fresh perspectives. The result is a diverse range between tradition and innovation, romantic nostalgia and futuristic modernism.