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”. During the 1980s, increasingly refined products were produced and were also introduced pioneering techniques, such as curved glass and the complex frames.
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.