Life would simply not be the same anymore without many of the pieces of furniture by manufacturer FontanaArte. With their clear shapes and their stylish, timeless look the objects by label FontanaArte become absolute designer must-haves!
FontanaArte's history began in the year 1881 with the founding of a company called Luigi Fontana in Milan. Luigi Fontana originally produced glass slabs for construction work, but soon switched to the production of furnishing elements as well as individual pieces and glass objects, which were only manufactured on commission.
In the year 1931 Gio Ponti entered the scene, previously director of the magazine “Domus”, as creative director for Luigi Fontana. Gio Ponti was co-founder of the ADI (Italian association for industrial design), managed the Triennale di Milano several times, and was professor at the Politecnico di Milano, the largest technical university in Italy. He designed not only buildings for public and private use, but also novel furniture and impressive objects. Many of his designs are still produced by FontanaArte even today, like the 0024XXL suspension lamp, the Bilia table lamp, and the Tavolo Con Ruote coffee table on wheels.
Gio Ponti designed the unique Bilia table lamp in the year 1931. The lamp is made of two essential shapes: one tilted cone and one luminous sphere. The Bilia table lamp became a bestseller and is to this day a lighting object still highly in demand.
One year later, in 1932, Gio Ponti met Pierto Chiesa for the first time. Both decided to divide up the company and founded FontanaArte. Under this name soon design classics came into existence, like the transparent Cartoccio vase, where the glass of the vase looks as if it were made of paper, and the Fontana table/coffee table, which is made of only one single material, namely glass.
Other designers working for FontanaArte are Archivio Stocio, Gio Ponti, Max Ingrand, Daniela Puppa, Ufficio Tecnico, and Gabi Peretto.
In the AmbienteDirect.com online shop you will not only find the aforementioned design highlights by FontanaArte, but also the internationally famous Fontana 1853 Piccolo table lamp by Max Ingrand, the Pirellone floor lamp by Gio Ponti, and the Prima Signora floor lamp by Daniela Puppa. Enhance your home with classic designer furniture by FontanaArte! The high-quality products by FontanaArte are guaranteed to accompany your whole life without going out of fashion!