Eleven years ago the family firm from Bressanone (South Tyrol, 230 km south of Munich) manufactured the biggest crystal light fitting in the world: gold-plated in 24-carat gold and decorated with over a million Swarovski crystals. In 2009 FAUSTIG built an even larger light fitting with a diameter of 10 m and a height of 15.5 m for the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
“We combine craft skills, innovative technologies, design sense and uncompromising quality. And we are also a family business, so everything operates in a straightforward, unbureaucratic manner,” says Dr. Thomas Faustig. With its 100-odd employees, his company creates objects which arouse attention worldwide. For 51 years FAUSTIG has been unmatched for its designs and realisation of crystal light fittings: individually in accordance with customers’ wishes, or one of their numerous standard models.
The crystals for their valuable objects are usually Swarovski crystals: precisely cut, immaculately
polished and with perfect refraction for extraordinary brilliance. For the construction Faustig
uses only brass and bronze, plus stainless steel for sections which are subject to particular stress.
Silver is used for the soldering. The 24-carat gold plating (customers may also request other surfaces
such as nickel, silver or platinum) requires a high degree of attention; the magnificent chandeliers
are often installed on cruise liners, in Arab palaces or the luxury hotels of exclusive seaside resorts
where they are subjected to salty or sandy air. It is important that their shine is not impaired in
any way. Each chandelier is manufactured individually to meet the customer’s requirements,
and the design is from classic to modern to oriental. “Because we carry out every stage of the work
ourselves and by hand, the craftsmanship is excellent. We are not the only supplier,
and not the oldest or the cheapest – we simply want to be the best.”
FAUSTIG, Kraillinger Strasse 12 , 82131 Stockdorf/Munich. www.faustig.de