The Case Studies section presents the most beautiful and interesting lighting projects developed with the use of Fabbian lights. From commercial places like hotels or restaurants, to private spaces like houses or villas, Fabbian is the perfect lighting partner who is able to provide technical yet stunning solutions.
For the restructuring of this building, which used to be a textile factory, the goal was to create a modern and informal space respecting the historicity of the place and its "industrial" feel. The renovation involved the preservation of a great number of walls in rough masonry and of the cast iron frames belonging to the original large windows and partitions, all in cast iron. For this purpose, the Freeline system was well suited, and thanks to the minimalism of its aluminium bars, it perfectly suited this context of industrial recovery, becoming the main lighting of the entire ground floor: hall, bar, restaurant, corridor, bathrooms, as well as the meeting & leisure room - where Freeline has been integrated into a modern home automation system. The project structures the system in different ways for all the different environments, creating straight lines, oblique, zigzag and "playing" using the three dimensions. In total, over 160 metres of Freeline structure and 113 light points were used, mainly "plates" (F45L12) while 7 spots (F45L02) were reserved for the lighting of the bar counter. The project manager and our client was CMT Design & Construction company from London, while the interior design project was designed by the architect Ian Hopwood, of Salisbury's Symthesis Architecture studio.
Interior Design: Synthesis Architecture
The project, by Foster+Partners, for the redevelopment and redesign of the interior of a building in Hong Kong, recognized as an important example of modern architecture, has recently been completed. The Murray, built in 1969 in the central business district of the city as the government's headquarters, became a luxury hotel just a few months ago, with 336 luxurious rooms, a rooftop bar, several restaurants and a space for events. The project is based on a continuous communication between old and new, which is why the Foster + Partners studio has chosen to collaborate with Fabbian again.
In the communal areas of the entrance and restaurant, five glass dividing walls of different sizes and considerable weight (up to 1000 kg) have been installed, consisting of numerous glass panels, the design of which is similar to the grid pattern of the hotel façade, all framed by a golden cover. On the walls, LED-lit panels have been installed, using glass panels on mirrors, to better reflect the shiny glass. Finally, two rectangular suspensions (200x60 cm) and a large oval (600x300 cm) have been created for the Rooftop bar, made up of large plates with numerous Cheope spotlights, encased in an Eulithe frame, a material which is similar to wood, but lighter and more synthetic, on which one can use finishes such as chrome plating. A unique and original work, entirely done by Fabbian on an executive project by Foster + Partners, which has restored character and life to an important building in the city.
With extensive experience and production quality, Fabbian has once again left an important mark on the history of design, a concrete demonstration of how the company is always ready and open to unique and tailor-made projects.
Ph: Nigel Young / Foster+Partners
Fabbian was asked to decorate the lobby area around the stairs leading to the prestigious Hotel Willemswerf in Rotterdam. This spacious, luminous area is dominated by the huge chandelier measuring 180 cm in diameter and 400 cm max. in height.
It uses the Tooby diffuser from the Multispot range designed by Nanne de Ru: this consists of a tube in borosilicate glass (Pyrex®), with a cylindrical element in grooved plastic inside to ensure an even diffusion of light along the entire length of the tube. There are 160 lighting points in total, each fitted with a dimmable LED (3W- WHITE 2700K- 700mA). This light fitting was made entirely to customer specifications.
Arch. Powerhouse Company
Ph. Christian van der Kooy
Inaugurated in 1932, the Excelsior Gallia Hotel in Milan was recently refurbished by the famous architect Marco Piva, who, for the occasion, designed a wall lamp inspired by the elegance and sensuality of the 1920s and 1930s Art Déco.
Gold Step is an elegant wall lamp made entirely of aluminum with two finishes: satin-finish bronze on the rectangular support plate and satin-finish gold for the three parallelepiped diffusors placed at symmetrical distances from one another. Gold Step beautifies the evocative staircase of the hotel.
The Excelsior Gallia Hotel includes also other Fabbian LED products: the Tile wall lamp makes the hallways airy and astonishing, thanks to its clear glass and intrinsic elegance; the Tile wall lamp is also used to lit one of the spacious conference rooms. The terrace is adorned by the Slot ceiling lamp and by the Vela floor lamp, to give a modern touch to a timeless project.
Arch. Marco Piva
Ph. Alberto Parise
The magnificent Intercontinental London The O2 Hotel, couldn't have turned out better if it wasn't for our beautiful collections: Laminis and Multispot. It is three imposing glass panels to welcome the guests in the lobby of the hotel. Thanks to the possibiliy of customization, it was possible to give a complete new look to our Laminis.
Indeed, the standard glass tiles were mixed with completely new custom-made tiles that create a soft yet very sophisticated concentric effect.
Another brilliant solution was reached in the lighting of the staircase, where a rainfall of Multispot Tooby were set up like floating candles. The colour of the structure was customized in order to match the amber glass finish of the Laminis tiles.
Finally, in the rooftop bar some clusters of Multispot Beluga arranged over the coffee tables and the bar counter create an elegant and delicate atmosphere.
ph. Alberto Parise
The Hotel Monteverde, located in Bistagno (AL), offers everything necessary for a pleasant stay in the middle of the hills and vineyards of Piemonte. Such a charming place could only be lit by some of our most famous collections:
Giro, wide and light gives a modern yet sophisticated touch to the vast courtyard. Lumi Sfera e Mycena, create a dynamic movement thanks to the different shapes and sizes.
Toroidale, welcoming and elegant gave its pattern to the interior windows as well. Pivot wall lamp, is perfect to light up the paintings on the wall with style and simplicity. Beluga White, is the cool element in the lighting of the bar area.
Every hotel needs a unique touch, something to make it special and different. For this reason Fabbian succeeded in lighting up the Marriott Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. The idea behind it was to use clusters of lights that would enhance the cosy atmosphere created by the warm furniture and the large spaces.
A cascade of Lumi pendant lights with different shapes were laid out in an irregular way in to order to create a dynamic look for the restaurant. Whereas the black Bijou pendant lights playfully light up the bar counter. Finally, the unique Dono pendant lamps were used to create a fun look above the tables.
Arch. Uras & Dilekci Mimarlık
The Hotel Hemera in Podgorica, Montenegro, takes its name from the ancient goddess of light, and for this reason, part of the hotel has been fitted with Fabbian lamps. The building is a blend of rustic, industrial design and hi-tech elements that make the rooms so unique and refined. The guest rooms are extremely sophisticated and elegant.
The modern furnishings have details of pure luxury, from the velvet used for the curtains and the bed linen to the rugs, and the grandiose prints used to cover entire walls.
The lamps chosen to enhance these details are taken from the Beluga Steel collection: hanging lamps are used to shed illuminate the bedside tables of king size beds, or the TV counter, while wall lamps with arms are used to shed light on the decorated walls and the headboard.
Arch. Virginia Kavraki
Lighting Designer: Igor Strugar
The Sani Resort, an elegant 5-star hotel in the Kassandra peninsula (Corfù-Greece), is lit up by Fabbian lamps. The large and stylish lobby of the Greek resort is illuminated by Fabbian’s crystal spotlights Faretti, in the corridors you notice the Diamond&Swirl wall lights. The resort interior lighting is completed by the elegant suspensions and ceiling lamps Flow.
An interior design of luxury in a Mediterranean style in the resort awarded by the Condé Nast Traveller Reader Award.
Lighting Designer: Reflect Lights
The Hotel Du Panthéon in Paris lies in the heart of the historic city centre, a superb location for a holiday in Paris. The interiors are inspired by the spirit and stories of certain great women in French history and culture. The hotel thus has a very feminine style with a mixture of modern and retro design. The very bright, Deluxe guest rooms on the sixth floor offer a pleasant view of Paris with Montmartre in the distance.
These rooms are furnished in a very chic style, with Asian influences that create warm, cosy atmospheres. The area at the side of the beds and the bedside tables are illuminated by Clove hanging lamps, made in grey coated metal, which blend in well with the rooms thanks to the perforated decoration of the diffusers.
Arch. Valérie Manoil
The Hotel De Sers in Paris lies in a strategic position, close to the Eiffel Tower and just a short walk from the Champs Elysées. The rooms are well groomed and cosy, and are distinguished by a very young and fresh contemporary style. The rooms and suites offer a unique view from the balconies, from which it is possible to fully appreciate the atmosphere of the city.
The sophisticated design of the furniture and furnishing accessories in each room is further enhanced by the lamps from Fabbian’s Beluga Colour collection, including hanging lamps with transparent crystal diffusers, which are fitted above the head boards that are decorated with tapestries depicting musical themes and metropolitan culture.
Arch. ID Christophe Daudreè
The Hotel Jeravy II is situated in Primorsko, a seaside town in the south-east of Bulgaria. The building extends widthways and has very spacious, airy rooms. It has a minimalist, simple style and uses relaxing pastel shades to blend in with the sea environment. In the attractive entrance hall, Fabbian lamps are fitted over the reception desk.
The Riccio hanging lamps do not merely illuminate the reception area, but are a decoration in their own right, adding a pleasant feel to the area with their unusual, contemporary design.
A little further from the entrance, in the lounge areas, a number of Toroidale hanging lamps fill the space with a touch of cosy elegance. In the large dining room, we find the same hanging lamps that are used to enhance and create a sense of uniformity to the entire hotel.
The HB Hotel is the only 3 star superior hotel in the center of Aosta. Modern and centrally located, it has furnished rooms with a urban style and iconographic elements of the mountains of Valle d'Aosta. The comfortable and modern rooms and suites are light up by table lamps, floor lamps and appliques of Lumi Sfera collection, spotlights Venere and Slot.
Lumi lamps are suitable to create warm and welcoming environments.
The Best Western Premier Hotel Royal Santina is in Rome, near to Termini railway station and just a short walk from the historic city centre, in a truly strategic position from which it is possible to breathe in the joyous atmosphere of the capital. The style of the building is essential and minimalist, making it very cosy, and in the lounge area guests can admire the illumination provided by Fabbian lamps.
For the long counter of the bar, three 2-metre Sospesa lamps have been chosen to illuminate and enhance the modern style of this part of the hotel.
The Hotel Emile in Paris is a trendsetting hotel in the exclusive Marais district of the city. Although this style is modern and sober, it is extremely sophisticated. All the furnishings were designed exclusively for the hotel to give it a truly unique atmosphere. All the rooms have a distinct look dominated by geometric shapes and bold colours.
The black and white decorations on the walls contrast sharply with those on the carpets, yet are all harmonised by the grey or sky blue shades of the furniture and some of the walls that are painted. In the guest rooms, the hanging lamps and wall lamps are from the Beluga White collection, with diffusers in glossy white blown glass, which give a touch of sophistication and elegance to the room, making it unique. In the bathrooms, round recessed lighting is used from the Cricket collection.
In Grado (GO, Italy), just a short walk from the sea front, stands the Suite Spa Mirabel, an exclusive residence dedicated to well-being and relaxation: thanks to the painstaking efforts to pick elements that delight the eyes and the senses, any stay here is unique and unforgettable. In addition to this large centre, the complex also comprises the elegant ApartHotel Mirabel, with 7 luxurious apartments offering full facilities.
The rooms are illuminated with exclusive Fabbian lamps from several different collections, all in clear or white crystal and steel fittings. Cubetto hanging lamps and wall lamps are used in the living area and over the bedside tables, Vicky ceiling and hanging lamps are used in the kitchen, Swirl and Flow wall lamps are used in the living room and the dining table is illuminated with Flow and Bijou lamps. The bathroom uses Beluga Colour wall lamps in clear glass. This modern, elegant design goes perfectly well with the soft, sophisticated shades of the furniture and furnishing accessories.
A sparkling Tile lights up the Plaza Hotel 4-stars in Ljubljana. The project, undertaken by the Arch. Rok Kuhar and Arch. Katjusa Kranjc, consists of a Tile wall as an element of continuity between the lobby of the prestigious hotel and the lounge area at first floor overlooking the entrance.
This Tile composition is higher than 8 meters and is 4.5 meters wide and light sources are hidden in the false ceiling. The whole hotel's design is based on the pattern of the single Tile, which is repeated in the decorations of the ceilings and walls.
Tile becomes the refined and distinctive element of this hotel.
Arch. Rok Kuhar and Arch. Katjusa Kranjc
Ph. Alberto Parise
The Inn Hotel Medjugorje (Bosnia-Erzegovina) was completely illuminated by Fabbian collections. The whole illumination of the hotel is based on the alternation of fluorescent and halogen light sources. All the bedrooms, lighted with Led, are enhanced with recessed spotlights of the collections Faretti and Venere. Even in the bathrooms there is an alternation of recessed spotlights Faretti and Venere with black or transparent Cubetto.
The corridors use the recessed fixtures of collection Zen with fluorescent source while the numbered wall lamps Sospesa mark the bedrooms. Zen and Cricket are installed on the stairs and serve as marker too.
The common areas such as the restaurant and the bar see the use of the collections Bijou and Faretti with leds alternated with Zen with energy saving light source. The reception is lighted by a Sospesa with Led. Plano illuminates the kitchen of the hotel.
Outside, in front of the hotel, the transparent Cubetto was installed, while gardens and terraces are lighted and, at the same time, decorated, with Twirl with IP67 and Beluga Alu.
The BHR Treviso Hotel, which lies just outside Treviso (Italy), is an important meeting place for business people and the public in general, thanks to its large interiors designed for holding congresses, gatherings, meetings and events.
The interiors are very spacious starting from the cosy entrance hall with high ceilings and numerous seating areas, in which the Vela floor lamps with LED technology in RGB provide a relaxed feel and colour to the area. Rectangular recessed spotlights from the Plano collection have been installed in the long corridors. In the numerous guest rooms, the Lumi table lamps, Bijou wall lamps and recessed lighting from the Plano, Faretti Lei and Easy collections are functional yet elegant, thanks to the diffusers in white glass and crystal.
Ph. Giulio Favotto
The Hotel Anatolia is situated in Thessaloniki (Greece) in a strategic spot close to the town’s financial centre, shopping and entertainment district. This elegant, well-groomed building offers numerous facilities for relaxation, thanks to a modern Spa, and also for business, with its hi-tech conference room.
The interiors are furnished in a very sophisticated style, and to make the entrance hall more cosy, Fabbian lamps have been chosen. Above the reception desk, numerous recessed spotlights from the Faretti collection have been fitted to provide just the right lighting, and also in the lounge areas, where they create pleasant light effects on the ceiling. In the bedrooms, Cubetto wall lamps create a cosy atmosphere, ensuring that guests have a pleasant, relaxing stay.
The Hotel Vega lies in the pleasant little town of Constanța (Romania), close to numerous tourist attractions, making it perfect for a pleasant stay. The building is very well-groomed and cosy, with modern, elegant interiors. Fabbian products are visible from the moment you walk into the entrance hall: the reception desk is illuminated by five black Riccio LED hanging lamps, that give a truly original, modern feel to the reception area.
In the lounge area by the bar counter, a long line of Cubetto ceiling lamps with black crystal diffusers create a warm, pleasant atmosphere, while the entire information area is lit up by simple, elegant recessed lighting in white blown glass from the Mono collection, that also create suggestive lighting effects on the ceiling. Once again, Fabbian lamps are used to guarantee the perfect aesthetic effect thanks to their original, modern design.
The Adresse Hotel in Paris is just a short walk from the Champs Elysées and the Palais des Champs-Elysées in Porte Maillot. The extreme elegance and sophistication of this building is visible already from its façade. The very luxurious interiors and tasteful furnishings are enhanced by the Fabbian lamps used in the common areas and guest rooms.
In the entrance hall, to one side of the reception area, wall lamps in black crystal form the Cubetto collection are fitted, while in the alcoves in the lounge areas, recessed lighting from the Faretti Lui collection create pleasant lighting effects on the wall. In the breakfast room, the corner where coffee and food are served is brightly lit by three Cubetto hanging lamps with a black diffuser and three Faretti Lui recessed spotlights. The guest rooms, headboards, bedside tables and TV area are embellished by wall lamps from the collections Bijou LED, Cubetto and Beluga Colour in clear glass.
The Elysèe Secret Hotel is in Paris, just a short walk from the Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe, a cosy, relaxing place for a trip to the city centre. The interiors are well-groomed and modern, and blend well with the historic and well-preserved elements of the building. The furnishings in the guest rooms is minimalist and modern, and distinguished by pleasant contrasts between the purple furnishing accessories and the white of the walls.
The lighting is provided by hanging lamps from the Diamond&Swirl collection above the bedside tables and in the bathrooms: thanks to the exquisite decoration of the crystal diffuser, they produce pleasant lighting effects on the walls. In the corridors leading to the guest rooms we also find Slot wall lamps.
Arch. Axel Schoenert Architectes Associés
Ph. Luc Boegly
The four-star Hotel Krasicki, lit up inside by numerous Fabbian lamps, took the International Hotel Award’s prestigious “Best International New Hotel Construction & Design” prize. The hotel Krasicki, which occupies the ancient castle of the Polish city of Lidzbark Warmiński, was designed by Arch. Katarzyna Dzsus. The interior design of this four-star Hotel is a skilful blend of contemporary style and the very special medieval appeal of the ancient building.
The Crio suspension lamps in ebony light up the restaurant of the luxury hotel. The Elle floor lamps cast light on the facing stone in the lobby. While a composition of Tile lamps is protagonist in the meeting room.
Arch. Katarzyna Dzus
The Gusmay Resort Hotel is the modern restoration of an antique hotel in Peschici (FG, Italy), a pleasant seaside town along the beautiful Apulian coastline. It was designed and built with the precise aim of offering a sober, exclusive and functional hotel with sophisticated design and high-class furnishings and finishes.
This project was of great importance to Fabbian, because it led to the creation of the Clap collection: hanging lamps, wall lamps, table and floor lamps, designed by architect Jacopo della Fontana (D2U) during the renovation of the Resort. This collection is in fact visible in the guest rooms, in which the bedside tables are illuminated by the wall lamps while the living areas in the rooms are lit by the table and floor lamps. recessed spotlights from the Cricket collection with a rating of IP67 are used in the bathrooms, while the shower cubicles are illuminated by Faretti recessed spotlights. This is a clean, sober design that creates relaxing luxury.
Arch. Jacopo della Fontana - D2U
Ph. Giulio Favotto
The Hotel Al Tezzon is in Camposampiero (PD, Italy) is suited to business travellers or anyone who wishes to visit the pleasant, relaxing places surrounding the city. The building dates back to the XVII century and has been converted into a luxury hotel with sophisticated interiors that blend together classic and modern design.
Some of the lighting fixtures were installed by Fabbian: for the dining room the ceiling lamps in the Dune collection were chosen, while recessed spotlights from the Venere collection have been used to illuminate the old stone walls. Venere lamps and wall lamps from the Style collection are used to illuminate the corridors on the upper floors. The relaxing, cosy guest rooms are illuminated by the Bead wall lamps on the wall behind the TV, while the bathrooms are lit by the elegant Sospesa wall lamps.
Ph. Giulio Favotto
The Urban Design Hotel in the historic town centre of Trieste is built over Roman ruins dating back to the first century, and on the inside is a blend of contemporary taste and ancient settings. The lighting installed involved the clever use of ultra-modern LED lamps and lighting fixtures, that succeeded in showing off the materials and colours to their best advantage.
In the entrance hall, next to the large sculpture by Simon Benetton, and above the reception desk, a 3-metre Sospesa lamp has been installed, that was made to measure and according to a nautical design. In contrast with the even light produced by this lamp are the lighting effects produced by the ceiling lamps and recessed spotlights from the Zen collection, in the corridors, while the recessed LED lamps from the Cricket collection enhance the original stone wall and ancient architectural relics. The bar counter is also illuminated with the same high-output LED spotlights, which produce a cold light, which contrasts with the colour of the Motion wall lamp and the four original Dono wall lamps with ‘drinking glass’ diffusers, which create unusual light reflections on the walls. In the guest rooms, all fitted with ultra-modern technology and furnished in a minimalist style to resemble the cabins of a luxury cruise ship, the irregularity of the shapes is enhanced by the asymmetry of the Motion wall lamps above the bedside tables.
Arch. Mauro Olivetti
Ph. Andrea Pancino
The Hotel Stella d’Italia is a prestigious building in the exquisite Etruscan town of Adria (Ro, Italy), close to the landscapes that form the Natural park of the Po delta. The hotel is distinguished by its liberty façade and sophisticated, cosy interiors, where the original neo-Classic design blend well with modern elements. The rooms are neatly furnished and very comfortable, also thanks to the choice of lighting that has made it possible to create a very relaxing atmosphere.
In the headboards, we find recessed lighting from the Venere collection, that creates pleasant light patterns on the dark walls, while the Sette W wall lamps were designed especially for this hotel and are installed above the bedside tables. The elegance Flow hanging and wall lamps are used to decorate the living area in the guest rooms.
Ph. Giulio Favotto
The Hotel Guarda Golf is located at Crans-Montana, the renowned Swiss skiing resort in the heart of the Canton Valais, at an altitude of 1500 m, with wonderful views and an important “Jack Nicklaus” golf course. The hotel is fairly small in size, but distinguished by extreme elegance and attentive and personalised service.
The hotel features an international restaurant, another typically Valais restaurant offering traditional cuisine, a lounge area with large stone fireplace, two meeting rooms, a baby parking facility and a Spa with swimming pool and fitness room.
The Guarda Golf Spa is the showpiece of the hotel. It was designed by the firm Dada Architecture+Design of Arch. Davide D’Agostino. The accent features of the centre were to be the clean lines of the interiors and an atmosphere conveying a widespread feeling of relaxation to favour the psycho-physical well-being of guests. Starting with these inputs, the architect developed a rational layout plan – rational in terms of distribution of the interiors and, above all, rational as regards interior design.
The philosophy of this Spa therefore consists in providing excellence through simplicity: a simple location made with noble materials, to host simple but expert manual skills. A combination that ideally suits the mentality and style of the owners who hope, with this formula, to cater in an alternative way for the needs of the more discerning guests of this wonderful and singular holiday resort. Fabbian has lit up the entire Spa area and most other areas of the hotel with the Cubetto, Sospesa, Faretti, Venere, Beluga Colour, Beluga Steel, Vicky, Cricket, Style, Orbis, and From Gom collections.
Arch. Davide d'Agostino
Ph. Giulio Favotto
The i-Suite Hotel directly overlooks the promenade in Rimini. The building is a striking piece of architecture, with curvy white walls and superb lighting effects. This hotel was designed by the famous architect, Simone Micheli, and has a highly contemporary — almost futuristic — design, dominated by sinuous lines and bold contrasts.
The interiors are very modern and luxurious. Fabbian contributed to the illumination of this prestigious building with its recessed lamp collections, Cricket and Venere, in the LED versions to save energy and to create coloured lighting effects in RGB. These lamps can be seen in the corridors of the common areas along the full-length glass panels, so they create coloured effects that are also visible from the outside, in the guest rooms and in the Spa Centre.
Arch. Simone Micheli & arch. Giovanni Quadrelli
Ph. Giulio Favotto