Faberin ideas: Presents for St. Valentine’s Day

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by Sara S.

February 14th is a special date for lovers and not lovers. We all recognize this day in our own name.
Many find Valentine’s Day to be the perfect reason to have a gift with a loved one, many others believe that you don’t need a specific day to give or share a gift.

At Faberin, we would like to give you a couple of original ideas to give you today and throughout the year, whether it’s February 14th or March 27th. Whether it’s for your partner, your parents, your friend or your brother.

We all like to feel like that special person remembered us when he thought of that detail and what better than a gift with an incredible story behind it that reflects everything you feel for that person.

Photo by Clem Onojeghuo

Photo by Clem Onojeghuo

That’s why, at Faberin, we don’t like empty meaning products. We believe that it is much more special to give and share experiences than a physical good. But, and yes… does that experience or history become tangible in a piece of design?

When we think of love, we think of light. We believe that if love were a physical good, it would be a product of enlightenment, a lamp, for example. Because love is kindled, turned off and only one’ click’ is necessary to move from one situation to another. Because it takes on different intensities and shapes.

 

Photo by Kartik Gupta

Photo by Kartik Gupta

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And because love enlightens you, like our two ideas:

Our first idea is’ Bankrobber‘ a lamp designed by the Madrid architect Pablo Carballal. It will be an ideal detail for those who love design, since it has been one of the products selected by the renowned British magazine Monocle, in its December-January issue. In addition, this lamp is accompanied by an interesting anecdote, which will please music lovers: according to Pablo, when he was working on the design of the lamp, still nameless at the time, the iconic song “Bankrobber” by The Clash was played on the radio.

For him that song had always meant work just finished, the way the body looks after a delivery. That’s why he thought it was a good time to turn the concept upside down: a lamp dedicated to bank robbers, to those who want to light up their loot after a well-done strike.

With Bankrobber you share anecdotes, music and design, lots of design.

 

Bankrobber by Pablo Carballal

Bankrobber by Pablo Carballal

Our second idea is called ‘Lonelamp‘. With Lonelamp you won’t be giving away a lamp, you’ll be giving away light and life. Lonelamp is a lamp designed and manufactured by the Murcian designer Javier Mañas. It is an original luminaire produced by 3D printing, which tells the story of Lone. Lone is a refugee who needs and gives light, so it is Lone who is responsible for turning the lamp on and off.

This metaphor pierces any rhetorical figure to tackle reality, and that is that part of the income from the sale of Lonelamp will go to the NGO Proactiva Open Arms.

With Lonelamp, you will not only be sharing with that person a story and a design lamp, you will be giving life and light to people who need it.

Lonelamp by Javier Mañas

Lonelamp by Javier Mañas

If you have liked our ideas and want to share and enjoy with that person from Lonelamp or Bankrobber, you can already enjoy them at Faberin.

Happy St. Valentine’s Day!

Words by Sara S.

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