Born in France in 1979, Ionna Vautrin is graduated from L'école de design Nantes Atlantique in 2002. She worked successively for Camper in Spain, and by the Studios of George J. Sowden in Italy and of Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec in France. At the same time she develops its own works with differents design companies: first time with Industreal in Milan, then with the Tools Galerie in Paris and since 2010 with Foscarini.
A designing and technological tour de force, Foscarini explores an entire world of materials and solutions. Their research atelier experiments, free of any mental barriers or technical restraints through flexible, efficient and high quality production, while the sales and logistics organisation distributes with equal care all over the world the smallest table lamp to the largest lighting set.
Foscarini focuses on developing new products but chooses only to put into production those that express new ideas.
While inspiration is always valued, Foscarini’s development phase sometimes takes years of progressive research to analyze materials, shapes, processes and operating modes that sometimes lead to results drastically different from the initial concept. This is why Foscarini lamps are so innovative yet built to weather the whim of trends and become true classics.