And the Red Dot goes to… HOOK

HOOK by OiKo Design for Faro Barcelona has been awarded the Red Dot Design Award 2018, one of the most prestigious design awards.

This award of great international relevance is granted by a multidisciplinary jury made up of 40 experts that takes into account the design and its practicality. Awarded since 1955, the process lasts several days as each product is evaluated independently.


HOOK is one of the punchiest designs of Faro Barcelona. This portable lamp is made of recycled, recyclable and toxic free materials; a luminaire 100% manufactured in Spain from bottle caps for which all phases of the life cycle have been optimised, thus reducing its environmental impact between 30 and 70% compared to an equivalent non-eco-friendly design.


HOOK has stood out among hundreds of candidates from 59 countries from which innovation, functionality, quality, ergonomics, durability, symbolic and emotional content, integration with the environment and degree of environmental respect have been evaluated.

This luminaire in addition to being ecological is characterised by its social character. HOOK aims to close the cycle, is assembled in the El Maresme Foundation that integrates people with disabilities and finally with each lamp sold a child is fed from the Gboidoi Public School in Liberia. This action is carried out by the NGO Mary’s Meals.


HOOK aims to be a global project that takes into account not only pollution and recycling but also the integration and collaboration with organisations that integrate people at risk of exclusion.

After receiving this award, HOOK becomes part of the official yearbook of the Red Dot award winners and will participate in the exhibitions held in its museum in Essen and around the world.

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HAT lights a natural bedroom

The PIKO INTERIOR studio has been in charge of designing the project of a city dwelling.

The goal was to create a cosy and natural space with a certain chromatic harmony, and for this lighting has played a fundamental role highlighting the light colours and high-quality materials combinations. For the bedroom lighting they have used the HAT lamp, which brings together the ideal features consistent with the rest of the design. Made with light wood and white fabric shade it is perfect for the bedside table with drawers and as reading light reinforcement.
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Lighting details in this coastal flat

Quatre Coses has been responsible for the decoration of this flat located in Blanes. To welcome, the MINE one-light pendant in white lights the entrance and fits perfectly with the minimalist style of this area.


The wood and wicker, as well as the metal organiser, give it functionality and at the same time follow the current trends in decoration.


In the living room, an American kitchen presides over the long room. On the kitchen island, two LIZ-1 crystal pendants provide the right light for cooking, as well as illuminate this area in a general way.

The Mediterranean atmosphere of the room provides a calm and relaxation sensation; and the crystal allows the light to diffuse without flashes while not losing any lumens.

A very original way of lighting the dining table is thanks to the industrial look wall lamp that directly illuminates the panel and whose reflection of light affects the table. Thus, it can be used without disturbing the guest.


Finally, in the white and blue bedroom, the CELIA wall lamps with the articulated arm give a retro and industrial touch to this room.


The bedroom is modern and functional. The set is an interior design project designed for today’s life and where light fulfils an essential and consistent function in all environments.

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We light the rooms of Mercure Budapest City Center Hotel

Mercure Budapest City Center Hotel is a hotel with modern aesthetics, although it also takes into account the experience of its guest.

Mercure Budapest City Center

For this reason, its rooms have a modern and effective lighting to adapt to the different moments that the guest spends there. The luminaires are from Faro Barcelona, supplied by our partner Intercon.

Lighting the bed, we find the BERNI wall lamps with a reader, a Nahtrang design, so that they can be used both as ambient light or, thanks to the reader, to read in bed or watch television.

Mercure Budapest City Center

Its fabric shades allow to diffuse the light and not cause glare, especially when looking for the guest’s comfort.

In the living room area, we find the BERNI floor lamp and the table lamp of the same family. The neutrality of the white matches perfectly with the rest of the room’s colours. It helps a lot to highlight the yellow of some furniture and cushions.

Mercure Budapest City Center

Below the TV, the HOTEL wall lamp completes the lighting of the room. This luminaire provides a point of light to the half-moon table and at the same time it can be used as ambient light.

Mercure Budapest City Center

The rooms of the Mercure Budapest City Center Hotel are characterized by pictures of the city, as well as the image of the geolocation of the hotel. Cosy and comfortable rooms to enjoy your stay in Budapest.

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Inviting Light, presented exclusively at Light+Building 2018

Faro Barcelona attends the biennial Light+Building fair for the fifth time. Coinciding with the occasion, the lighting company presented its new volume The Collection.


But the surprises did not end here, the Inviting Light design set by the Swedish group Bohman&Folenius was presented exclusively. “The possibility of regulating both the temperature and the intensity has greatly pleased the attendees” says Ana López, Business Development Manager of Faro Barcelona.


During the 6 days of the fair, from March 18 to 23, our stand has been the perfect showcase to display the 2018 collection. This year has been designed by the Lighting Designer Michela Mezzavilla and drew attention from afar for the set of wooden slats that formed our image.


Another environment that has enthralled the audience has been the long table with the coloured HUE IN. These luminaires designed by Nahtrang are made in Portugal and its curved body gave warmth to the space.


The high-quality materials such as wood also attracted visitors. STOOD by Lúcid and LOOP by Estudi Ribaudí were worshipped by attendees, mainly distributors, interior designers and lighting stores.

In the portable category, one of the group’s bets, TAKE AWAY, was the lighting designers’ favourite. “The designs of Faro Barcelona have been very popular because they incorporate new technology. The MUTE pendant that absorbs the reminiscence of sound has also been one of the most acclaimed by the opinion leaders” explains Alexandra Box, Export Area Manager, after asking her about the most successful designs.


In exterior lighting, the FLOW stake by Alegre Design and the BRONX wall lamp by Alex&Manel Lluscà had a perfect showcase to display its features. “The BRONX wall lamp and its finish attracted attention for its design, quality and price” explains Baptiste Laulhe-Desauw, Export Manager of France.

Finally, as European references for ventilation, Faro Barcelona has presented WINCHE by Faro Team with IP44 for outdoor use; MINI TUBE by Conillas, in this case transparent, but with many customisation possibilities; and ICE SPEAKER by Estudi Ribaudí with Bluetooth to play music.


“We are very happy with the positive reaction to the new designs and with the turnaround that the company is giving betting on new models including technological innovations (induction charge, Bluetooth speaker, acoustic material) and innovations in functionality (portables, eco, solidary lamp, natural wood)” says our sales team after asking them about the positive participation of Faro Barcelona in Light+Building.

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