The cornerstone of Foscarini is research into forms and materials. Established in 1981 in Venice, Foscarini started out by exploring the opportunities offered by Murano glass. Over the years, the range of materials used has expanded to include glass, polyethylene, wood and aluminum, as well as patented materials such as an exclusive textured glass and Kevlar, or carbon fiber composite.
Some of the designers that have created for Foscarini are: Aldo Cibic, Defne Koz, Denis Santachiara, Ferruccio Laviani, Giovanni Levanti, Itamar Harari, Jozeph Forakis, Karim Rashid, Lievore Asociados, Luca Nichetto / Gianpetro Gai, Marc Sadler, Matilde Alessandra, Patricia Urquiola / Eliana Gerotto, Pietro Lissoni, Pio & Tito Tossi, Prospero Rasulo, Roberto & Ludovica Palomba, Rodolfo Dordoni, Studio Kairos, Tom Dixon, Urbinati - Ricci e Vecchiato, Valerio Bottin.
Luca Nichetto was born in 1976 in Venice, where he studied at the Art Institute. Afterwards he attended the University Institute of Architecture of Venice, where he earned a degree in Industrial Design. His professional career began with designing projects in Murano glass for Salviati. He also collaborated with Foscarini, where he designed products and worked as a consultant on new materials research and product development. In 2006 he launched his own design firm, Nichetto&Partners, which specializes in industrial design and offers its services as a design consultancy. Over the course of his career, Nichetto has been awarded a number of international prizes, including the Gran Design Award, the Chicago Atheneum Museum of Architecture's Good Design Award, the IF Product Design Award and the Elle Decoration International Design Awards' (EDIDA) Designer of the Year award in the Young Designer Talent category.View other products by Luca Nichetto
Gianpietro Gai studied industrial design at the faculty of Architecture of Venice University. Since the time of his studies, Gai has been in partnership with Luca Nichetto and the team continues to work in the fields of lighting, furnishings, accessories and gifts, and graphics and web-design. Through their partnership, lighting fixtures such as the O-Space Pendant and Gea Light have been created for Foscarini.View other products by Gianpietro Gai