We first designed the Fab Lamp in 1991 and now, twenty-six years later, we have revisited its iconic design to develop the Fab 25 - a lamp that is just as enduring as the original.
The original Fab lamp – a flat-pack self-assembled table lamp – was an immediate success. It won an ‘Artist & Industry’ award for design and production; retailed in the MoMA gift shop in New York; and Country Road commissioned an exclusive shade and stocked the lamp nationwide. It was designed to be easily transportable, appealing and suited to a new modern lifestyle.
Now, the Fab 25 lamp is even more so. Machined from aluminium and brass, with a perforated stainless steel mesh shade, it retains the elegant aesthetic, slimline shape and size and flat-pack gift box of the original lamp. But incorporating the latest technology – an LED lamp, cordless battery power and USB re-charging – the Fab 25 is now totally portable and even more modern and appealing.
A lot of research, testing and development has gone into the design and production of the new Fab 25 lamp, with each component has been selected and built into the lamp to ensure the technology is of the highest standard, but that it also fits with the original design and retains its classic Fab appeal.
The Fab lamp was the first light ISM Objects produced and it still speaks volumes about our design values of producing products that endure and endear.
To us there is nothing better than hearing stories from customers who, 25 years later, still love living with their Fab lamp. And we hope that the Fab 25 will appeal to those who love the original and a new generation who appreciate the freedom of a battery-powered lighting.