Handmade in Italy
By expert artisans, for everyone.
Febo is an innovative drawing tool inspired by a simple principle of physics and designed to make the art of engraving easier for everyone. A convex magnifying lens, made of durable polished glass, focuses light into a beam, so you can engrave immediately. The whole production is 100% based in Italy, where Febo is crafted and hand finished without the use of chemicals. Everything is assembled by the hands of expert artisans. The high quality of the materials and its smart design makes Febo a durable product, perfect for a lifetime creativity.
Have fun with the sun
Engrave impressive creations
Febo is the ultimate tool to express your creativity on surfaces other than paper. Febo’s magnifying glass will allow you to concentrate rays of sun into a powerful light beam to engrave on natural materials. Use wood, cork or leather as canvas and turn nature into fantastic artwork. All you need is the sun!
Easy to use and user friendly
Start engraving immediately
Febo is designed to make the engraving process fast, comfortable and fun! Its ergonomic wooden body makes Febo comfortable to hold, ensuring a constant control on the light beam for a precise engraving. Spend creative time outdoors and leave your mark with the sun!
How to use Febo
PUT YOUR GOGGLES ON AND START ENGRAVING
When the sun is shining, wear the provided protective goggles. Get your Febo out and keep it perpendicular to the sun to allow the lens correctly concentrate the sun’s rays in a beam. When you see the beam begins to leave physical marks on your surface of choice, begin following your pattern or drawing with Febo to engrave.
Sketch your design with a pencil, graphite allows for faster engraving
Always wear your goggles to protect your eyes from the sun’s rays
Keep Febo perpendicular to the sun
After the use, insert the protective disk under the Febo lens.
Place Febo at 90°
PLACE FEBO PERPENDICULAR TO THE SUN
Remember to keep Febo at 90°s to the sun, by tilting the surface you want to engrave on. When in position, Febo’s lens will automatically concentrate the sun rays into a focal point. When this small circle of concentrated light begins engraving, you can begin to move Febo along your pencil sketch.
If Febo is not placed at 90°s, the light won’t be concentrated enough to guarantee an accurate engraving. Naturally, the strength of the light depends on weather conditions at the time of use.
What's inside the package
Febo Solar Engraver
Made to last
High quality walnut wood
Febo’s body is carved from walnut by expert Italian artisans, who take care to make every single Febo a product of pristine quality. The walnut wood is prized for its strength and resistance, ensuring the durability of Febo over time. The wood’s internal grain is revealed during the crafting process, making each Febo unique.
A timeless technique
For contemporary art
Since the dawn of time, magnifying lenses have been used to harness the power of the sun: from lighting up fires to drawing permanent decorations on objects. Febo combines this ancient technique with modern creativity, allowing you to decorate objects in the same way of our ancestors, leaving a millennial trace behind!
Created by a team of women
From a students’ project to an entrepreneurial reality
Febo is born from the imagination of a group of students (all girls) during a course at the Design University in Milan. After an initial Kickstarter campaign, their idea became an entrepreneurial reality. As they are still very much part of the project, they are receiving royalties for each Febo sold.