The original chandelier “Aria e Fuoco” was the starting point of a new path. The LU chandelier has indeed evolved into the halogen version and has given life to the LU Murano collection. Chandeliers made of blown glass, created still according to the ancient disciplines of the craftsmanship, with sinuous and light forms. Available in various sizes and in over twenty different colors, every chandelier of the collection is a unique item that conveys the character and development of Fabio Fornasier, who has always been in step with the fashions and the market’s requirements.
He himself describes the project’s origins thus: “The chandeliers of the LU Murano collection are the result of years devoted to study, experimentation and to creating prototypes. I felt the need to create a different kind of chandelier which was new in design yet in keeping with the tradition in terms of structure and assembly method”. The LU Murano collection, however, has not been a point of arrival but the occasion for a new journey towards the perfect Union among design, art and technology. From the “classic” chandelier have sprouted other products such as the cLUb and the hanging lamp LUme with original and strong identities already in their names.
LIGHT AND SOUND
CARBON FIBER CHANDELIER
PAST AND FUTURE
Electrified evolution of the “Aria e Fuoco” oil model, of which it retains the elegance while enhancing the modernity of the design and the eccentricity of the solutions, the chandelier of the LU Murano collection is born with 24 elements, but is then developed in several variants. The classic models of the collection are with 18 lights, 24 lights, 30 lights and 36 lights.
All the chandeliers being handmade, can meet the various needs of the customer, adapting the measures to the space where it will be installed.
Versatile and captivating, the cLUb model of the LU Murano collection is a chandelier that develops horizontally.
It is designed above all to illuminate bar areas of clubs, restaurants and hotels with its exuberant elegance, but in recent years it has also made its entry into private residences to illuminate the dining rooms.
It is a model that can be modulated in length, therefore capable of varying according to needs.
Our basic model consists of 44 lights, 52 lights or 60 lights.
This model also lends itself perfectly to custom made, we have come to create a cLUb model with 190 lights, with more than 6 meters in length.
LUme is born from the basic element that makes up the LU chandeliers.
A suspension lamp made by Maestro Fabio Fornasier, also the protagonist of the wide range of LU Murano chandeliers.
Designed both to be used individually, perhaps to complete an LU chandelier, and grouped, even by combining different shades, for a result of great visual impact.
A real drop of splendor blown into the glass, LUme is available in the wall or ceiling version, depending on your needs.
ilLUsion is an art and design work by Fabio Fornasier. ilLUsion can be admired, listened to, and it ilLUminates Yes, that is exactly how ilLUsion is a wonderful illuminating and good sounding work. According to the available literature and conventional knowledge, a raw material such as glass is not among the materials suitable for building loudspeakers. So everything had to be learned, such as the suitable and tolerated vibration, resonance, frequencies and sound pressure. The road towards this first creation was extremely
demanding and lasted a year. It could not revolutionise the design of the chandelier of course, but loudspeakers able to give as linear as possible a response on all audible frequencies needed to be integrated in it. Cones made of Kevlar, of cardboard and of fibreglass were tried out. Perhaps by chance or otherwise the latter ones in fibreglass were those chosen. Numerous crossover filters were tested and modified in order to find the right size of crossover of working frequencies between the midwoofer and tweeter loudspeakers, and through alterations to the thickness
and shape of the glass it was possible to obtain a stable system free of perceivable resonance. Fabio Fornasier’s creativity allows us to admire a unique work, never seen before, which is captivating from the first approach and can involve the listener-observer in an escalation of solely positive and intensely enjoyable sensations and emotions. IlLUsion was born from Fabio Fornasier’s creativity, as a synergistic expression which blends beauty, purity of sound, design and art.
Our strength is undoubtedly the custom made.
We create custom-made chandeliers for all environments, up to the macro chandeliers that illuminate the most prestigious locations and private residences around the world with elegance and personality.
LU Murano chandeliers go beyond the confines of glass and seek new pastures in other lands of materials. The TechnoLUgy chandelier is a prototype in carbon fiber made with molds obtained from the elements of an original LU chandelier in blown glass. TechnoLUgy is the testimony of Fabio Fornasier’s creative vivacity, of his commitment to research, experimentation and contemporaneity on the choice of alternative materials to glass, for the creation of design chandeliers. But it is also an irresistible encounter between high-level craftsmanship, technology and contemporary art.
A veritable mixed-medium installation, this work is made up of polychrome blown glass bubbles, different in terms of processing and size, set on a background of independent iron plates, woven together by means of an interlocking system.
An alternative illuminating work, because it directly uses the natural light that filters from the back of the structure, this installation is proof of continuous experimentation and inexhaustible research on light conducted by Maestro Fornasier. In the front view, against the dark background of the metal plates, the different polychrome glass bubbles light up and shine pervaded by the sunlight, the resulting effect recalls the suggestions produced by the light when it filters through the leaded glass of the Gothic cathedrals, yet the forms are very modern in their essentiality, elementary, almost light pulses and sequences of information from the most recent cybernetics. Viewed from the side, it amazes and seduces with these volumes of color projected from the flat wall to conquer the surrounding space. Once again, in short, with the sensitivity that distinguishes these experiments of light, Fabio Fornasier collects with both hands suggestions from the most diverse origins and reassembles them in an unprecedented and surprising creation.
Bolle di MetalLU was exhibited at the Murano Glass Museum in 2016 and at the Salone del Mobile di Milano in 2019.
The idea of “Murano Sottovuoto”(Vacuum Murano) was born from the regret of seeing a glass of Murano, entirely handmade with a remarkable executive complexity, sold off for a few tens of euros.
Fabio Fornasier wanted to give the right, deserved value to the same glass, decontextualizing its original intended use, dissolving it again in the oven, until it becomes thin, lifeless, and then fixes, under vacuum, the shapes and even the tiny imperfections, which make each piece unique. The chandelier becomes a tribute to a centuries-old tradition, noting the refined labor, from an unprecedented, squashed perspective, just as Murano itself and the art of glass are oppressed by a thousand problems and a fragility of the system. Fabio Fornasier by vacuuming glass art preserves it indefinitely and also makes a declaration of total love of it. His chandelier is a super contemporary design object, but a derivative of ancestral wisdom.
From the continuously-evolving creativity of Maestro Fabio Fornasier comes another creation: LUgiano, the outcome of an introspective path that has led Fornasier to retrace his own artistic career, from the classic origins to the contemporary creations.
LUgiano (“LUJanus” after the Roman god of beginnings and transitions) is made up of two halves of two chandeliers: a traditional one with leaves and flowers, and a typical LU chandelier. The two parts are united by a mirror which, with its reflections and depending on the viewing point, allows the observer to see one or other chandelier in their entirely. Also the colour choice is between the modernity of black – more suited to the LU chandeliers – and classical gold, used for the decorations.
Here, on one hand LUgiano pays homage to the artistic background of its creator who trained technically according to the classic styles, and the traditional glass processing techniques of Venice’s Murano Island while, on the other, it highlights the achievements that have brought us a new lighting concept: art-works that illuminate.
All this has brought us LUgiano, the work of art that – like the two-faced divinity – can behold both the Past and Future of an ancient history, like the history that unites Venice with enchanting glass.
VI – The divine chandelier is born from the encounter between two ancient Italian traditions, that of Murano glass on the one hand and that of wine on the other, together with the creativity and technical skill of Master Fabio Fornasier.
‘Vitrum’ and ‘Vinum’ are the Latin terms from which the name of this chandelier derives, which presents itself as a perfect synthesis between the art of glass and the passion for winemaking.
In creating “VI”, Maestro Fabio Fornasier was inspired by the structure of the most famous of Venetian chandeliers, the Rezzonico, and reinterpreted its shape through the use of 180 bottles of Franciacorta, expertly ground and then reshaped by hand at 1300 degrees. to be finally assembled according to the traditional Murano processing methods.
The first example of “VI” was presented at the International Architecture Biennale in Venice, in 2006. A year later, a work similar in concept but different in volume was exhibited at the Cheongju International Biennale (South Korea), winning the third prize absolute. In 2011, “VI” was exhibited at the Glasstress in Riga, at the art Museum Riga Bourse.
Now “VI” is permanently exhibited at the Berengo Foundation – Contemporary Glass Art Work in Mutano Venice, Italy, and at the Gerovassiliou Wine Museum in Greece.
From the transparencies of the first oil-powered versions, to the colors of the subsequent LU chandeliers, which challenge the imagination with iridescent translucencies and metallic reflections, Fornasier reaches the completeness of the product by designing fiber optic lighting.