ALBORE: THE LIGHT OF A NEW DAY

'Albore' literally means 'the first light of a dawn'. It’s an Italian name for an initiative that’s Italian in its body and soul. We had chosen this name because it conveys a concept as clear as the start of a new day.

ALBORE’S MISSION

Making the difference to be different

The environmental impact of the traditional production chain is no longer bearable by our planet. The immense warehouses full of products that remain unsold, is a problem that couples with the approximately 14 tons of CO2 caused by the entire production chain due to the numerous process steps spread out between them.

WITH ALBORE START A NEW DAY

ALTERNATIVE CHOICE

We at Albore want to start writing a new story, a new day, proving that it is possible to improve, by presenting our sustainable design, made simply differently... sustainable indeed!

OUR GREEN SOLUTION

3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY

3D printing is our green solution because:

- reduces the project time through internal rapid prototyping;

- the speed of production, which ensures that we can realise our designs on demand, avoiding warehouse and reducing time to market;

- the possibility of using biodegradable materials derived from renewable natural resources;

- the reduction of waste by 90% thanks to additive technology that builds layer by layer;

- enables the realisation of more complex designs with possible undercuts;

- no carbon-intensive supply chain;

- as orders increase, it allows us to decentralise production, manufacturing where we need it and when we need it, without making large investments.

FROM CORN-STARCH

PLA FILAMENT

The PLA (Polylactic Acid) is a 100% compostable bioplastic derived from sugars of natural origin, such as corn starch.

We use two different type of this vergin filament: TRASLUCENT and MATTE.

PLA TRASLUCENT

TO BE LIGHTER

The white parts of each of our lamps are made of white basic PLA, which has the characteristic of translucence. After printing, we polish and varnish with UV-resistant matt clearcoat.

PLA MATTE

TO BE COLOURFUL

Our coloured designs are made from a different PLA, which is more suitable for sanding, still white but opaque and more dusty in processing. After refinishing, we colour the parts with water-based paints.

50% PLA + 50% WOOD

WOOD FILAMENT

This bio-composed filaments containing: 50 % PLA and 50% wood particles, which can give the end product different colouring effects depending on the type of plant that they come from. Albore uses 4 versions of tree.

The designs we create with this material are not treated with varnish, retaining their natural appearance.

PUDDY 3D PRINTED WITH WOOD

WITH WILLOW POWDER

YELLOW IS WILLOW

WITH PINE POWDER

PINE IS NATURE

FROM BIRCH POWDER

WITHE CREAM IS BIRCH

WITH EBONY POWDER

EBONY IS BLACK

50% PLA + 50% STONE

STONE FILAMENT

An other type of natural filament, but this is from stone powder for 50% and 50% PLA, which gives it a similar appearance to real stone and a rough, matt finish on the surface. For now we use CONCRETE filament, but but we have surprises for the future!

The designs we create with this material are not treated with varnish, retaining their natural appearance.

DISCOVER ATHENA STONE LAMP

WITH CONCRETE POWDER

TO BE CONCRETE

FROM INSPIRATION TO LIGHT

ALBORE'S PROCESS

We make each of our lamps from initial inspirational sketching, through 3D modelation and the rapid prototyping, to final production on demand with the finishing and the final assembly.

LESS GLUES IS BETTER

3D PRINTED THREADS & JOINTS

The parts of each of our lamps are assembled by means of joints and threads specially designed for each project to avoid the use of glues and to allow easy assembly and disassembly.

MORE THAN LAMPS

GET INSPIRED

Albore's lamps tell their own story. When designing, one of our greatest challenges is to give a language to each of our creations.

Form and function entwine in the tale that starts with an initial inspiration and it is transformed into an essential design that creates a strong physical and emotional interaction.

FIND YOUR DESIGN STORY

ALBORE'S FUNDERS & DESIGNERS

WHO ARE

We first encountered the 3D Print during our undergraduate studies, and we were immediately fascinated by its endless formal possibilities.

So soon after we graduated, we shifted our focus to the possibilities that 3D printing provided instead at the production level, and we began to collaborate closely with an our ex colleague Andrè Zhu, creating our first studio ‘ ZM Design Lab’.

This initial experience allowed us to launch the first product, and to improve the entire production process, leading us to want to create a true sustainable design brand, through which we want to present a different production method in alternative way.

Then was born 'Albore design'. From an idea of Jacopo Mandarino (on top) and Mirko Maletta (on bottom).

READY TO CHANGE