The Fabrica Features Shops are very pure expressions of the Fabrica ideals, between traditional retail, gallery and meeting spaces. The retail aspects are a place for commercial Fabrica products—stationary, glassware, ceramics, clocks, bags, etc, created through a long standing relationship with several brands. The gallery spaces support more experimental projects, such as photography, illustration or installations by Fabrica or by local artists/designers. Fabrica Features was launched in 2001, coinciding with the opening of the first Space in Bologna. Since 2006, the brand has been under the creative direction of French designer Sam Baron. The three permanent Fabrica Features Spaces in Bologna, Lisbon and Istanbul are complimented by a program of pop up shops in London, Madrid and Amsterdam.