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.
Engrave your ideas
BY USING THE POWER OF THE SUNLIGHT!
Febo concentrates the rays of the sun into a powerful light beam that allow you to draw on many natural materials, such as wood, cork and leather. Let your creativity shine with Febo, and customize many different objects with beautiful engravings. There is no need for batteries, all you need is the sun and a clear sky!
Have fun with the sun!
USING FEBO IS FAST, EASY, AND FUN
Febo is designed to make engraving accessible to everyone. Its semi circular wooden structure is easy to handle and allows for maximum control on whatever surface you engrave on. Everything you need for engraving comes with your package!
The Whole Alphabet
An infinity of Ideas
Your 6 Alphabet stencils will add beautifully engraved lettering to your artworks, giving them a truly personal touch. Trace your every thought on your chosen canvas, then use your Febo to turn your writings into a permanent design that will be sure to turn heads and catch eyes.
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
Keep Febo stored in its protective bag when not in use
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.
Not an ordinary magnifying glass
A POWERFUL LENS PRECISELY CALIBRATED
Febo's lens is custom-made to be as effective as it gets for a purpose: Solar engraving! Febo is designed to always be at the exact focal distance to draw with the sun. Forget the regular magnifying glasses that burn slowly and without control! Febo is a much more precise and powerful tool, making you achieve great results in less time and without getting your arm and wrist tired.
What’s inside the package
Febo Solar Engraver
6 Alphabet Stencils
FEBO IS NATURE CONSCIOUS!
Febo is crafted from ecologically conscious Italian beechwood, carefully selected from sustainably managed forests. This keeps our planet healthy and helps Febo meet the very highest ethical standards.
Draw like our ancestors
MODERN CREATIVITY USING AN ANCIENT TECHNIQUE.
Febo exploits a simple principle of using a sense to concentrate solar rays into a singular point: in ancient times, similar lenses were used to engrave unique motifs or light up a fire. When using Febo you are tapping into their heritage and connecting with the roots of humanity.
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.