Foscarini Gregg

Foscarini Gregg Table LightThe Foscarini Gregg A Versatile and Organic Lighting Solution

If you’re looking for a light that follows a simple, organic line with no pure geometry, the Foscarini Gregg might be for you. Whether you need a table or floor lamp, fitted wall or ceiling light or an elegant suspension light, the Foscarini Gregg has a model fit for purpose. There is even a version of the Foscarini Gregg that is designed for outdoor use.

All of the lights are variations around a standard egg-shaped diffuser made of satinised blown glass.

First we have the handy and stylish Gregg Table Lamp, mounted on a lacquered metal base and available in three sizes. The small version measures 13cmx11cmx11cm and takes a 20w halogen bulb; the medium lamp measures 31cmx26cmx26cm and can either take a 150w halogen bulb or a 20w compact fluorescent (CF) one. The large lamp is 47cmx40cmx40cm and runs a 205w halogen or 20w CF bulb.

Foscarini Gregg Floor LampThen there is the elegant Gregg Floor Light, which comes in four versions: medium short and tall, and large short and tall. Unlike the table lamp, the floor lamp supports the diffuser on a stem of lacquered polyurethane. The shortest lamp (medium-short) stands 120cm high followed by the 138cm large-short model. The medium-tall lamp stands 168cm from the ground, while the tallest model (large-tall) measures 190cm.

Ceiling lights come in either a small or medium size, with the compact little light measuring just 12cm high, 13cm wide and 11cm deep; this is perfect when space is at a premium. The medium version is 27cm high, 31cm wide and 26cm deep, bringing a gentle, familiar glow to a larger interior space.

Both creations take halogen bulbs, with the small Gregg requiring a 20w G9 bulb and the large one needing a 150w E27 bulb. Alternatively, the large Gregg can be fitted with a 23w compact fluorescent bulb.

The suspension lights have identical measurements to the table lamps and run on 33w, 150w or 205w halogen bulbs, depending on their size. For those of us looking to cut down on energy consumption, the medium and large versions are also compatible with 30w compact fluorescent bulbs.

The gentle contours of the diffuser are perfectly in tune with nature, making the Outdoor Gregg a beautiful feature in any garden or patio setting.

About The Palombas

The Gregg lamp collection was brought to Foscarini by Milan architects Ludovica and Roberto Palomba.  The pair have collected many awards on their travels, including the Red Dot, Compasso d’Oro, Design Plus and Good Design Award. They work with a number of big international brands including Cappellini, When Objects Work and Samsung.  They are also heavily involved in architectural projects and design exhibitions.

 

Foscarini Lumiere Table Lamp

The Foscarini Lumiere Table LampThe Foscarini Lumiere Table Lamp A Marvel in Polished Glass

The Foscarini Lumiere Table Lamp by Rodolfo Dordoni is an exquisite three-legged lamp that adds style and panache to your desk or table. There are two versions available through Ferrious: the Lumiere 05 and the XXL and XXS versions, with the smaller Lumiere 05 produced in two sizes.

The Lumiere 05 was first produced in 1990, and has a silky smooth exterior constructed from expertly blown glass. It contains an inner layer of white, and an outer, coloured layer that is polished to a perfect sheen. This early version of the Foscarini Lumiere Table Lamp comes in four attractive hues: white, ivory, grey and amber, while its gently curved base can be finished in black chrome or polished aluminium, effectively giving buyers the choice of eight different looks. For a little extra, the Lumiere 05 lamp can be supplied with a dimmer.

In terms of dimensions, the piccolo version has a diameter of 20cm and a height of 35cm (with a 14cm high shade). It takes a single 42w (E14) halogen energy saver bulb. The grande version has a diameter of 26cm, and stands 45cm high (with a 17cm shade).  This lamp requires three 28w (E14) halogen energy saver bulbs.

Foscarini Lumiere XXL & XXS Wall LightNearly twenty years passed before the release of the Lumiere XXS and XXL in 2009. This new take on the 05 lamp displays more angular lines, with a less rounded shade and straighter legs. As if to emphasise its no-nonsense approach, the XXS and XXL lamp is produced in either black or white, with the base either constructed from bronze or white lacquered aluminium. At 26cm by 40cm, the XXS lamp is only slightly smaller than the grande 05 lamp, while the XXL version is much bigger at 37cm by 57cm.

Both lamps take 48w halogen bulbs, with the XXL model requiring three bulbs.

Foscarini Philosophy
With its roots in Murano, Venice, known for the quality of its glass, Foscarini have grown into one of the largest international lighting brands on the planet. One of the company’s strengths is its willingness to push the boundaries of design exploration and its love of strong ideas and novel approaches. With its design-centred focus, Ferrious is well-placed to help you find the lighting solution that will fit your lifestyle and show off your home in its best light.

Rodolfo Dordoni is both architect and designer, and was born in Milan in 1979. As well as being responsible for the art direction of many powerful brands (e.g. Artemide, Foscarini and Minotti – and designing for scores more – Dordoni has also created Dordoni Architects, which focuses on developing industrial and commercial spaces such as restaurants, shops and boats.

Foscarini Lights and Lighting

Foscarini Lights and Lighting SolutionsFoscarini Lights and Lighting Solutions

There are few lighting brands that have such widespread recognition and respect as Foscarini. Ferrious are pleased to offer an extensive range of Foscarini lights and lighting solutions, covering all types of usage in all areas of the house. Whether you are looking for a lamp for the floor or table, a quality pendant or suspension light, lighting that can be attached to the ceiling or wall or something to illuminate your garden or patio, the answer can be found with Foscarini – and Ferrious.

A Product-Centred Brand
Rather than place external constraints on their designers, Foscarini foster a product-centred philosophy that embraces innovation and encourages research and development. Foscarini lights and lighting solutions each have their own personality, and are a delight to browse through.

On top of this, Foscarini insist upon quality production and service, with a flexible, international outlook. They also follow an environmental management system to limit their ecological footprint.

Foscarini Aplomb Pendant LightA Hotbed of Lighting Talent
Foscarini have worked with some of the grand masters of lighting, and continue to showcase the creations of an impressive collection of contemporary designers. Among the personalities you will come across are Lievore Altherr Molina, inventor of the Anisha table lamp, an elegant illuminated hoop available in red or white; Werner Aisslinger, noted for his striking banded Behive lamp; Valerio Bottin, with his smooth, chic lines and Aldo Cibio, whose quirky Coco table light is sure to raise a smile. You will also find creations by Designworks, like the friendly Tosca with its glossy blown glass diffuser.

Among the most recognised names in the Foscarini lighting collection are Tom Dixon, Rodolfo Dordoni, Patricia Urquiola, Marc Sadler and Ludovica and Roberto Palomba.  The Palombas designed one of the newest lights in the Foscarini collection – the Birdie lamp, which sports a twig-like protrusion that makes it easy to identify. Available in floor or table versions, the Birdie lamp comes in white, grey, orange or reddish purple.

The Delights of Tom Dixon
Born in Africa, but raised in the UK, London-trained Tom Dixon produces stunning pieces of contemporary furniture and lighting with an industrial edge. Dixon developed a fascination with welding, and many of his designs are constructed from metal, along with a number of plastic creations. Ferrious include an ample selection of Foscarini lights designed by Dixon, from table and floor lamps to wall and suspension/pendant lighting – there are even bulbs available.

You will be wowed by the rich and sophisticated Copper and Bronze Shades adapted from Dixon’s Mirror Ball designs (also featured). In contrast, you will be intrigued by the crazy, stackable Jack Lights. Made from rotary-moulded polyethylene, the Jack floor light comes in white or Dixon’s trademark ‘fluoro’ orange. There is also a black section which emits no light but stacks with the others to form a fascinating sculpture.

The brass-shaded Base Floor Light will also be immediately recognisable to those familiar with the Tom Dixon aesthetic.

Foscarini Caboche Pendant Light

Foscarini Caboche From the Brightest Minds in Spain and ItalyFoscarini Caboche Pendant Light

A chandelier for the 21st Century, the Foscarini Caboche is a marvel of modern lighting design brought to Foscarini by the illuminated minds of Oviedo-born Patricia Urquiola and co-designer Eliana Gerotto, from the lighting hotbed of Venice.

Urquiola came under the tutelage of none other than Achille Castiglioni of Flos lighting while studying at the famous Milan Polytechnic. She then collaborated with Lissani Associates and de Padova for a decade before opening her own design studio in 2001. From there she began working with some of the biggest brands in contemporary design, including Foscarini.

Gerotto also studied in Milan, graduating in Communication Techniques at the Fondazione Davide Campera. She found work as a graphic designer, interior designer, set curator and industrial designer.

The Foscarini Caboche Pendant Light
Of course, the most chandelier-like of the Caboche range is the magnificently simple yet opulent pendant light, available in small (piccolo), medium and large. The small version is different from the others in that it requires just one chrome support rather than three. All Caboche pendant lights extend from a 16cm diameter at the fitting to 31 cm, 50cm or 70cm in height. The diameter of the small and medium lamp is 20cm, with the large lamp measuring slightly larger at 28cm.

As with all the caboche range, the pendant light is available in a cool and crisp transparent version or a warm, syrupy golden yellow colour, achieved by the positioning of PMMC beads on a satinized blown glass diffuser.


Foscarini Caboche Table LightThe Foscarini Caboche Floor and Table Lamps
Standing on a tripod stem of white lacquered metal, the Caboche floor lamp is distinctive in its own right as well as demonstrating the inherent functionality in contemporary lighting. The floor lamps are available in medium or large sizes, with the larger lamps considerably more expensive. The Caboche table lamp mirrors the design of the taller floor lamp. These 50cm diameter lamps come in either small (31cm high) or medium (38cm high) versions; they respectively run on 48w G9 and 120w R7 halogen energy-saving bulbs.

The Foscarini Caboche Wall and Ceiling Lights
For a more compact, modern setting, the caboche ceiling light has all the sparkle and appeal of the pendant light but without the height. Extending just 19cm from the ceiling, valuable vertical space can be preserved.
Foscarini Caboche Wall LightThe Foscarini Caboche wall light is a semi-circular version of the other types, suitable for mounting on a wall or similar vertical structure. The small wall light measures 31x18x19.5 cm with the medium light at 50×24.5×19.5cm.

To cut down on their environmental impact, and save you some money, the Caboche wall light takes 120w R7 halogen energy-saving bulbs.

 For our best Foscarini Caboche prices and current delivery times, please call us on 0161 228 6880.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foscarini Aplomb Pendant Light

The Foscarini Aplomb Pendant Light The Artisans’ MasterpieceFoscarini Aplomb Pendant Light

Paolo Lucide and Luca Pevere (Lucide e Pevere) like to get their hands dirty, and relished the chance of working with artisans to create the masterpiece that is the Foscarini Aplomb Pendant Light.

The word ‘aplomb’ was chosen for two reasons: the basic physical properties of the light were inspired by the mason’s tool the plumb-bob. The designers wanted to create a lighting object that could use its own weight to remain stable. They also wanted their creation to confidently assert its own existence, to announce its presence with aplomb, demonstrating simply that it ‘has nothing to demonstrate.’

The material chosen for the Aplomb light was concrete, with the designers committed to creating a ‘jewel in concrete’. So began the challenge to find the perfect mix that would blend the strength and weight of industrial concrete with the delicacy needed to accommodate the internal structure (e.g. a 20cm neck through which cables need to pass). They were, in effect trying to create the perfect concrete skin, but one which could be replicated in readiness for the mass markets of today. The search took years, but eventually Lucide and Pevere were successful and the Foscarini Aplomb was born.

Once mixed, the concrete is poured into a metal mould, which is then taken apart so that the shape can be refined. The finished result is a deceptively small pendant light of just 16.5 x 35.5cm, which takes a 60w G9 bulb; with its cable, the light extends 2m from the ceiling. It is ideally suited for occasional tables, peninsulas and counters, providing a thin strip of direct light.

Choosing Your Foscarini Aplomb Pendant Light
Lucide and Pevere took a scientific approach to creating just the right colours for their iconic design, comparing and contrasting samples in their workshop-cum-laboratory. The Foscarini Aplomb is now available in three very distinctive hues: grey, brown and white. The grey Aplomb lamp is concrete in its most natural, raw state and, in a way, represents most what the Aplomb lamp actually stands for. In the designers’ words in architecture, it is ‘a dominating aesthetic feature.’

The brown Aplomb lamp is imbued with an intense and earthy warmth that would look perfect in a rustic catering environment; a bistrot rather than a restaurant, as the designers put it. For the ultimate in refinement and sophistication, there is the white Aplomb.

The arrangement of your Aplomb lamps also changes the effect considerably. Lamps can be arranged in lines or rows , hung on their own or clustered in small groups. You could ensure all lamps are of a similar colour, or you may choose to mix different shades in a group  -the possibilities are virtually endless.