Selène is synonymous with high quality products that are handmade with traditional skills, yet meeting the latest industry standards. Nowadays, Selène is one of the most important names in the indoor lighting industry. Its enormous range has everything to complement both traditional and contemporary surroundings requiring class and fashionable designs. The company was founded in 1969 with the name of B.R. by Severino Riccato, an astute businessman who opened his own workshop in Marcon (Venice). The results were immediately encouraging, and in 1973 the workshop became a factory with a new production department. Then, in 1980, a new, larger factory was built and the company name changed to Selène Illuminazione. During the 1980s, increasingly refined products were produced and pioneering techniques were introduced, such as curved glass and complex frames. From the 1990s a more upbeat promotional strategy organised by Federico Riccato, together with the company's excellent relations with reliable suppliers and many of the best Murano glass-makers has allowed a vigorous expansion abroad.