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LightFair Innovation Award

The LIA Fräbel puts you in famous company

When you win a LightFair Innovations Award, everybody knows you earn the highest recognition for your product and the lighting industry’s most coveted honor. But bragging rights and prestige aside, did you know you will also be in the company of celebrities and world leaders who are proud owners of a Fräbel Glass sculpture? These artistic glass sculptures can be found in prominent art collections around the world including The Corning Museum of Glass, The Smithsonian Institute, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and also in the private collection of six presidents, Pope John Paul II, countless movie stars, celebrities and world leaders including Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Elton John, Nelson Mandela and others. 

A cherished legacy

The beautifully sculpted Fräbel sculptures are a nod to the 2000-year-old tradition of glassblowing.

Hans Godo Fräbel, one of the founding fathers of contemporary flame glass art and a world-renowned scientific glassblower from Germany was recognized for his extraordinary technique and artistry with flame and glass at an early age. After moving to the United States to pursue his education, he started blowing scientific glass for Georgia Tech in 1965. Fräbel established the Fräbel Glass Art Studio and Gallery in Atlanta, GA in 1968. His persistent endeavors and successful experimentation elevated flame or torch glass as a serious medium for fine art.

In this technique, glass artists sculpt borosilicate glass using propane and oxygen torches at a temperature of over 3000 degrees Fahrenheit. The highly durable, heat-resistant glass melts and takes on the stunning contours of the LightFair Innovations Award as if to symbolize the enduring talent and perseverance of the innovator who will be its worthy owner.

A symbol of innovation

LightFair Innovation Awards

LightFair is a great opportunity to connect with potential customers and draw attention to your brand. Winning the LIA elevates your exposure.

The LightFair Innovations Award with its sweeping curves and distinctive spear symbolizes leadership, innovation and vision. Picture yourself holding this beautiful award—a reflection of your team’s ingenuity, hard work and dedication. Applause, media coverage and industrywide attention for your winning product and brand are sure to follow. But that moment when your hands held the LIA Fräbel for the first time will remain etched in memory.  

Join the proud owners of a Fräbel. Reserve a special spot in your awards display wall.

Submit your products today.­­ Entries are open only to current exhibitors and the number of entries (up to 8 products) is based on booth size.

(Learn more about Fräbel Glass Studio and Gallery and see who the other famous owners are.)

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