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.
Create impressive artworks
AND LEAVE YOUR MARK BEHIND!
Get creative with a number of natural materials, such as wood, cork and leather. Turn nature into impressive works of art, that will dazzle your friends and family. There is no need for electricity, just use the suns power to customise your favourite belongings!
DESIGNED TO MAKE ENGRAVING EASY
Febo’s lens is calibrated to the exact distance necessary to focus the sun’s rays into a beam, so that you can engrave with ease. Moreover, Febo’s semi circular design ensures intuitive handling while allowing you to always see what you are engraving. Draw on your chosen material with a pencil and follow your sketch with your Febo to start engraving.
4 Stencil packs
Filled with unique designs to trace!
Explore these 36 beautiful patterns and drawings, ready to give your belongings and treasured items a touch of your personality. Stencils are a helpful tool that will ensure precise engravings every time. Just place them where you like, trace the cut out sections of the stencil with a pencil and engrave with your Febo!
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
4X Febo Solar Engraver
4X 36 Stencil Pack
4X Febo Bag
100% ECOLOGICAL TIMBER
Febo is made to last. That’s why the wood selected to craft its body is a prime choice beechwood coming from sustainable Italian forestry projects. The natural resources of the forests where our wood is collected are constantly restored, keeping the ecosystem healthy and thriving.
The ancient art of solar engravings
A HISTORY SPANNING THE CENTURIES
Magnifying lenses have been used to engrave for millennia. Before the invention of electricity they were used as a way to spark fires or permanently draw on surfaces. Febo is a modern, aesthetically pleasing spin on this timeless tool.
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.