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Twiggy by Marc Sadler is one of Foscarini’s new lamps in LED, an iconic classic redesigned with new technology to offer a softer, warmer and emotional light typical of Foscarini lamps. The Twiggy floor lamp is available on a lacquered fibre glass base in a number of chromatic finishes; white, black, yellow and red.
Having benefited from enormous success both with critics and the public, Twiggy, designed in 2006, is based on a simple original idea: a synthesis between the designer's creativity and Foscarini's research into materials and techniques. Marc Sadler began his design research based on the idea of a fisherman holding a rod; leading to the thin and flexible arching stem of Twiggy and finishing with its large colourful shade, seemingly bending under the weight of the light source. Twiggy is an organic form which looks like it has grown out of the ground from its base.
With the brand’s Unmatched Luminous Emotion, Foscarini presents an important and ambitious project developed entirely by its in-house engineering department. Some of the company's best sellers have been entirely redesigned in new LED versions, with the aim of offering a warm and emotional light - the distinguishing characteristics of Foscarini lamps - while adding values such as energy savings, greater efficiency and a longer life of the light source.
“It has been an extremely fascinating task”, states Alessandro Vecchiato and Carlo Urbinati, the owners of Foscarini. “Every model that has been redesigned in the LED version, thus uses a specific durable and high quality board, which we have developed specifically to ensure the same intensity, diffusion and temperature as the light produced by the original version.”
A company that gives form to ideas. A creative and technological workshop that conceives, develops and produces not only lamps but pure emotions, in collaboration with many other designers from around the world. A company that is free, passionate, unconventional and right at the heart of the industry in which it thrives. This is Foscarini.