When we travel to the sea the entire world opens up to us. The possibilities of life, the openness of the ocean water, the refreshing smell of salt water. In Italian designer Francesco Lucchese's case, the expansive ocean found itself next in line to the inspiration that a seashell provided him in designing the new F17 Enck light for Fabbian.
F17 Enck light. Designed by Francesco Lucchese. Manufactured by Fabbian.
Circular Wall Lamp Inspired by Nature.
Described by Fabbian, the Italian lighting manufacturer that works with Lucchese and other designers on futuristic lighting designs, the F17 Enck is a wall light that is "elegant, refined and slim". All of the above are true, bringing me to the idea of the round seashell with perfection built into the organic shape and rounded, water-smoothed texture.
Unlike any wall sconce I've seen, the modern F17 Enck is a source of illumination made from a lightweight die-cast aluminum. The glowing light filters from within its curvaceous, circular structure as if it were a highlighted museum piece on display, magically hovering against the wall behind it.
Making it easy to assemble and maintain, Fabbian and Lucchese collaborated on the wall-mounted bracket and versatile bracket, allowing a wall or ceiling position for the slight lamp that comes in a matte white, polished chrome or dull gold finish.
About the Designer: Originally of Messina, Italy, designer Francesco Lucchese graduated with an architecture degree from the Milano Polytecnic College and started designing furniture almost right away. After a stint working as an Assistant Lecturer for Industrial Design at the Fine Arts school of Brera, he began pursuing a lighting design focus that led him into the lap of Fabbian, Foscarini, Luxo and numerous others as well as into design partnerships with furniture manufacturers such as di Liddo & Perego, Inda, Rapsel and Swan.