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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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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The Collection vol. 5, much more than light

Faro Barcelona presents the new volume The Collection, a collection of all design luminaries and fans. In addition, this year we’ve also launched some products exclusively, such as the fun INVITING LIGHT by Bohman&Folenius.

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Its presentation coincides with the prestigious Light&Building lighting fair (from March 18 to 23) and where the company will present the new luminaries live.

The Collection vol.5, as in the previous volumes, is a commitment of Faro Barcelona for the democratic design and with multiple functionalities. It is much more than a luminary!

NIKO with cellphone charger or MUTE that absorbs the reminiscence of sound, both are multi-purpose Nahtrang designs that come to solve day-to-day problems for both users as hotels and restaurants.

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In home lighting, we find the STOOD family by Lúcid and LOOP by Estudi Ribaudí, both with a natural cherry shade. Two sets of great warmth and high-quality details, such as the Touch Dimmer system from LOOP.

Exclusively for The Collection, PURE, a Nahtrang rounded head wall lamp designed for interior lighting.

For the hospitality sector, Faro Barcelona presents three families called ETERNA, REM and ARTIS with several shades that adapt to all styles and needs.

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This year, portable lamps are the new trend. For the first time we present the portable JELLYFISH, available in black and white, which completes the offer along with TAKE AWAY or HOSHI.

Regarding exterior lighting, we find FLOW by Alegre Design, a stake with adjustable head and BRONX by Alex&Manel Lluscà; these wall lamps are inspired by the hanging bells of La Boquería de Barcelona.

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Finally, in ventilation, where Faro Barcelona is the European market leader, we can find ICE SPEAKER by Estudi Ribaudí. This ceiling fan has a Bluetooth speaker to play music from any mobile device.

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Lights and Shadows, an event full of light

Last Thursday, February 22nd, Faro Barcelona presented its novelties for 2018 at the Brooklyn Loft (Consell de Cent 401, Barcelona).



In the morning an exclusive press pass was made and Mar Lopez and Rosa Bertrán, from the Product Development team, gave an introduction to the 4 main trends that Faro has followed to launch its novelties.

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In the afternoon it was the turn of the interior designers, architects and clients who wanted to get closer and enjoy both the news and the music.

After a speech by Xavi Martin, CEO of Grupo Faro, the Product team again informed of what they had been inspired by and some design anecdotes.

Many of the studios with which Faro Barcelona collaborates, such as Alex & Manel Lluscà, Estudi Ribaudí, Lúcid, Nahtrang and Oiko Design, among others, were present and were able to confirm the fun stories behind our designs.

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The 2018 collection was divided into 4 major trends. We went out! It was an ode to the terrace, to enjoy the outdoors and showed our commitment to outdoor lighting. BRONX and FLOW are incorporated into BU-OH and CAT in our offer to illuminate terraces and gardens.

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If you call me I´ll come… that’s what our portable lamps say. One of the trends of this 2018 is to be able to use your lamps and light up wherever you go. As a scoop TAKE AWAY by Nahtrang, HOSHI by xJeR Studio and JELYYFISH portable, which Faro will formally present at Light & Building, were present.



Inspired by naturalism, our collections presented a natural cherry wood screens composed of two families: STOOD by Lúcid and LOOP by Estudi Ribaudí that completed the corner titled “Go for the branches.”

And as we care about nature, there was also a special mention to our ecological lamp with more hook. OiKo Design’s HOOK is made with recycled plastic and for each one, a child is fed in Liberia.

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For those who wanted to disconnect a bit, our “Shhh” corner … allowed charging the phone in our desktop lamp NIKO while enjoying the sound insulation of MUTE.

Finally, after going through the different corners, the music grew in volume and the attendees shared conversations, toasts and smiles.

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Faro Barcelona participates at the second edition of Architect@Work Barcelona

Faro Barcelona participates for the second year running at the Architect@Work Barcelona fair. This second edition was held on 14th – 15th February at the CCIB – Barcelona International Convention Centre.

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This fair is managed by architecture professionals and stands out for its flexible and careful presentation of products approved by the fair committee.

Faro Barcelona took advantage of this occasion to present its new products, a small preview before Light&Building. MUTE by Nahtrang is in ceiling format and its main feature is that it has properties to reduce sound reminiscence.

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Also presented alongside this were the LE PETIT wall light and the ARTIS collection, both by Alex & Manel Lluscà. NIKO by Nahtrang is a table top and a wall light with wireless charging for mobiles and tablets.

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And finally, WHIZZ by Christoph Friedrich Wagner, who always delights the public with his minimalist style and diffuse lighting.

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For the first time Faro Barcelona is participating in Architect@Work London

Faro Barcelona has participated for the first time in Architect@Work London on January 24th and 25th at Olympia London National Hall.

For 2 days, in a fairly agile format, companies exposed their novelties and get in touch with professionals in architecture, design and the hospitality sector.

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This time, Faro Barcelona presented HAN and NIT by Goula/Figuera and SIDE in a wall lamp and pendant format, designed by Alex & Manel Lluscà. Three, double-function, models that fit well in the needs of hotels and architects.

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Alexandra Box, Sales Manager of the United Kingdom, highlights that the participation has been positive “since it allows to make the brand known in the English prescription market“.

Participants were interested in the HAN wall lamp/rack that won the 2017 MIAW International Award and showed great interest in Faro Barcelona’s outdoor products.

The objective of the lighting company is to continue establishing its presence in the English market and focus on the prescription and contract channel of this country.

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Faro Barcelona Export Convention 2018

Like every year, the headquarters of Faro Barcelona welcomed different representatives of the main export areas of the Faro Group.

On Thursday, January 11th, was the turn of the French market. During the day, Baptiste Laulhe-Desauw, Export Manager of France, explained the results to the representatives and congratulated them for their work.

During 2017, Faro Barcelona expanded and strengthened its presence in this market and in 2018 the company wants to continue growing, expanding its presence in projects and prescribers.

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Visitors were able to see first-hand the novelties in interior/exterior lighting and ventilation. The LOOP and NIKO line had a great reception, as well as the outdoor portable devices such as TOC and TAKE AWAY, and the professional line project FUGA.

Baptiste Laulhe-Desauw is very happy with the results obtained and the work of the whole team and the complicity between them.

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On January 18th, Faro hosted the convention intended to show and explain the novelties of this year to all the representatives of Italy. This year there was an exhibition of the news and after this a visit to the showroom to see the new devices live.

This change has allowed the representatives to see the new devices closely and touch the product, a positive resources when it comes to explaining its characteristics to its customers.

Xiomara Sanromà, Export Manager of Italy, highlighted that the objectives for this 2018 “are to focus on the contract and distribution sector” to become more settled in this large market.

In both cases the sensations were very positive and the work days were developed with joy and participation by all the attendees who enjoyed the meeting and the new products.

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Faro Barcelona presents its new products at the National Trade Convention

On 21st December, Faro Barcelona hosted the National Trade Convention again at its Castellbisbal headquarters.

A new catalogue was exclusively presented for the convention so that representatives could get to know the new products for 2018. During the day, the results obtained by the company’s different departments were considered, starting with the numerous awards received by some designs this year: BU-OH and MINE received the German Design Award, HAN received the MIAW International Awards and the Terrassa Chamber of Commerce award was received by Faro Barcelona for its international trajectory.

Grupo Faro Managing Director, Xavier Martín, once again opened the convention and remarked on the level and multifunctionality of the new light fixtures, and then gave the floor to the product department to explain each one in detail.

The ARTIS, ETERNA and REM fixture families were presented as new products, which can be combined with different shades to be adapted to each need, customer and space. The shades are also anti-corrosive, representing progress in the production of the product and comfort.

Attendees emphasised the level of the products and remarked on the commitment to the design and quality of the new products for 2018. There was also time for commendations. Tribute was paid to the Madrid representative, Álvaro Vidal, for being with the company for 25 years. Carlos López, Chairman of Grupo Faro, dedicated a few words to him and presented him with a gift as attendees applauded. All the departments reported increases in sales, image and production of the company, which will end the year with a very positive balance sheet.
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Enter in our 5 HOOK Lamp contest

We have already had the winners: Cristina Romero, Ciro Longobardi, Christine, Carmen Huerta and Marta Montoya! We’ll send you an email to contact you.

We have a new catalogue and many news, but not only that, our catalogue (both on paper as digital) hides a few surprises.

To celebrate it we are giving 5 HOOK Lamps. What should you do to win one?

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It is very simple:

1. Follow us on our social networks: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

2. Give us your personal data so we can get in touch with you if you are one of the 5 winners

3. Answer the question:

Clue 1: If you have a paper catalogue, turn off the light

Clue 2: Become a Hunter of smiles if you are searching with the digital catalogue

Good luck!
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