Riccardo Olivieri set up Foscarini Spa in Murano in 1981. Two years later, they debuted their catalog, with lamps from Carlo Urbinati and Allesandro Vecchiato, who would become the companyâ€™s managers by 1988. Eventually these new owners would move the company off the island and into Venice, as well as transition Foscarini from a glassworks shop to a major design competitor. They had already begun working with external designers in 1985, but their first success came in 1990 with Rodolfo Dordoniâ€™s â€śLumiere.â€ť Most all lighting projects were made of glass until 1993, at which point the Havana lamp primarily used polyethylene, making it lighter, more cost-effective, and able to be used indoors and outdoors. It now resides in the MoMA in New York. Other successful lamps would come to define the company, such as the â€śMite & Titeâ€ť series by Marc Sadler in 2000 (which earned a Compasso dâ€™oro), Patricia Urquiolaâ€™s 2005 â€śCaboche,â€ť and Marc Sadlerâ€™s signature lamp "Twiggy."