Case Studies

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.

Museums and theaters

Exhibition "Altino before Venice"

From the 15th of September to the 1st of November 2017, the San Giovanni Baptistery in Piazza Duomo in Treviso hosted the exhibition Altino before Venice and Fabbian Illuminazione was one of the technical sponsors of the event. The Freeline collection played its part perfectly: the three dimensional modular system made it possible to easily illuminate the display panels. Custom-made compositions were created, which illuminated the panels placed on both sides of the supporting structure, the compositions were anchored onto the structure itself, which allowed for saving space, without having to drill into the walls of the Treviso Baptisery.
Here are the photos of the exhibition, enjoy!

Mariinsky II Theatre

In the heart of St Petersburg (Russia) officially has opened the doors the Mariinsky II Theatre. The Opening Night Gala, conducted by the general director Valery Gergiev, featured Plácido Domingo and the president of Russia Vladimir Putin. The new opera house connect to the historic stage of the Mariinsky Theatre, which opened in 1860, by a planned pedestrian bridge.
Mariinsky II features seven stories and three underground levels, including a main auditorium, a 200-seat rooftop amphitheatre, a third-floor lobby amphitheatre, multiple rehearsal rooms, and production facilities for 2,500 staff.
Sparkling waterfalls of Multispot Beluga light up the huge lobby, whereas a series of Lumi Sfera light up a second concert hall.
The architecture has been edited by Diamond Schmitt Architects (Canada) and the structural engineering study was made by KB Vips of St. Petersburg.

Arch. Studio Diamond Schmitt Architects
Ph. Studio Diamond Schmitt Architects

The exhibition ‘Armenia. Footprints of a Civilisation” - Museo Correr di Venezia

The exhibition ‘Armenia. Footprints of a Civilisation”is perfectly lighted up by Fabbian’s projectors.
The exhibition, designed by the architect Torsello, takes place at Correr Museum until 10 April 2012, and is organised by Gabriella Uluhogian, Boghos Levon Zekiyan and Vartan Karapetian.

This event is part of the V Centenary celebration for the printing of the first book in Armenian in Venice. It winds along a chronological, thematic path leading visitors to over two hundred works including some extremely rare manuscripts and miniatures.
Fabbian contributed to the Venetian exhibition with its Led projectors, Ombra and Orbis, used to light up works on walls and statues, and with a Led spotlight, Venere, used inside display cases.

Its led light, beam pointing flexibility and the fact that lighting can be customised make Ombra a really high quality performance museum projector. And the performance of both Orbis and Venere, the new generation, modern design spotlight with various light sources, is just as satisfying.
Photo by Andrea Melzi

Ming's Exhibition

This is the title of the exhibition that has been set up in Ca dei Carraresi in Treviso (Italy), dedicated to the Chinese Ming dynasty in the golden years between 1368 and 1644. Over three hundred works will be on display at this venue, including golden statues, rare fabrics, furniture, precious jade objects, silk garments, as well as two imperial crowns, unique in their kind, and many other objects.
These hand-crafted objects have been illuminated by numerous lamps from Fabbian: hanging lamps and transparent, track-mounted ceiling lamps from the Beluga Colour, light up the glass display cases containing vases and statues, large and small lamps in dark wood from the Crio collection shed light on the furniture, while black Bijou hanging lamps provide illumination at the reception desk by the entrance. The effect of the wooden model of the Forbidden City of Peking, covering an area of 40 square metres and illuminated by 8 Sospesa lamps measuring 2mx2m.

Arch. Marco Sala, concept Fabrica arch. Alfio Pozzoni
Ph. Giulio Favotto
2009

Inca's Exhibition

This is the title of the exhibition housed by the Museum of Santa Giulia in Brescia (Italy), with numerous works on loan from the greatest museums of Peru. This exhibition aims, above all, to show to advantage the spiritual aspect of the ancient pre-Hispanic civilizations, their relationship with the gods, outer space and time, with reference to the places they considered to be sacred.
The hand-crafted objects on display include statues, ornaments in gold, masks, breast harnesses, anklets, hats and rattles, all priceless. To provide the best type of illumination of these objects and make their details and the precious materials used, Architect Alberto Torsello opted for Venere recessed LED spotlights with a colour temperature of 2700K. This recessed light with the most neutral colour possible ensures that the characteristics of the works on display are not altered.

Arch. Alberto Torsello
Ph. Giulio Favotto
2010

Matisse's Exhibition

This is the title of the exhibition that will take place from February 11th to June 12th at the Museum of Santa Giulia in Brescia. The exhibition presents 180 works of the French artist, including paintings, drawings, prints and gouache découpées that studies the entire artistic production of his life: from his first works to the invention of the gouaches découpées. The production of Matisse will be analyzed in relation to the work of Michelangelo, the great Italian artist of the sixteenth century.
In particular two of the most important works by Matisse, like the painting entitled Pianist and draughts’ players and the gouache découpée named Veneri will be compared with an original drawing by Michelangelo showing two Venus.
The exhibition is curated by Claudia Beltramo Ceppi and assisted by a scientific committee composed of some leading scholars of Matisse. The art and lighting installation was designed by Arch. Alberto Torsello in collaboration with Maurizio Bernardelli Curuz, artistic director of the Museum of Brescia.
Fabbian and the architect Torsello gained a strong experience in the lighting of important exhibitions, sometimes together, for example in Inca. Origin and Mysteries of gold Civilization, or alone: Fabbian lighted The Secret of the Forbidden City in Treviso while Torsello experienced the exhibitions on Canaletto and Cima da Conegliano.
On the occasion of the Matisse exhibition, they have studied a new product: a museum projector that can satisfy the need for permanent structures such as museums, galleries and picture galleries of a balanced and precise lighting project that can make possible a correct view of the exhibits.
Ombra, unusual for the decorative tradition of Fabbian, is a unique product for his fusion of design research and innovation in LED technology. The project is perfectly suitable for demanding museum and retail applications that require the use of high-performance and low power consumption LEDs, a perfect color and object’s illumination, pointing flexibility beam and accessories able to customize your lighting.
The museum projector Ombra embodies all these characteristics. Through the use of the high color performance LED, Ombra doesn’t offset the color of the illuminated works, allows maximum flexibility with its three-axis pointing to independent points and the "laser pointer". In addition, compared with a traditional lighting system, the use of LEDs allows the cancellation of IR and UV radiation harmful to the works, the possibility to choose the color temperature, a decrease in heat load that reduce problems with air conditioning room, a drastic reduction in lamps’ maintenance due to their long life and cut in energy consumption and thus, indirectly, in the production of CO2.
Thanks to the technological quality of Ombra, Fabbian presents to the market a museum projector studied and designed specifically to this sector. The lighting of the Matisse exhibition is the perfect challenge for this new product.

Arch. Alberto Torsello
Ph. Giulio Favotto
2013

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