The company was founded in 1969 with the name of "B.R." by Severino Riccato, an astute businessman who decided together with close colleagues and associates to open his own workshop in Marcon (Venice); the results were immediately encouraging. As a matter of fact, since 1973 the workshop became a factory with a new production department. Then, in 1980, a new, larger factory covering 2.500 square meters was built and the company name changed into “Selène Illuminazione”. From the 1990s till nowadays, the more upbeat promotional strategy organised by Federico Riccato - which includes the certification of the products conformed to the most important international standards (Gost, UL, etc.) and the consistent participation to the major trade fairs - has allowed a vigorous expansion abroad.

Almost all Selene products are complete lighting families: hanging and ceiling lamps, wall and floor lamps, and the classic “triptych” (two bedside lamps and a table lamp): a unique collection that furnishes a whole area. The items are made with exclusive materials, finishes and glass to meet this market’s extensive demands. These results have been achieved through diligent artisan techniques in each production phase, including quality control and compliance with industry standards (CE).