+Fontana Arte 1960 Italy Milan Very Rare Table Desk Lamp In Glass And Hardware
Geometric table lamp designed by Fontana Arte.
An extraordinary piece of Italian decorative arts, created in Milano by Fontana Arte, back in the 1960. Crafted with translucent cut glass and nickeled steel. The main body is composed by two rectangular beveled pieces of greenish glass carved with incused circles and frosted finishes.
FontanaArte is an Italian company founded in Milan in 1932 by Luigi Fontana and Giò Ponti (1891-1979). The company is known for the processing of curved glass and for the production of lighting equipment, becoming over the years a prominent name for Italian design. Fontana-Arte marked the “history of light and furnishings” in Italy and worldwide. Born of the idea of an architect, the company has always kept strong ties with the design world, gradually involving leading Italian and international architects and lighting designers. With them, the company has created a true cultural project of architecture, lighting and furniture. This design culture, mainly involving fine materials (above all glass), has seen interaction between technology and aesthetic appeal as its main focus, generating a series of timeless objects, with splendid shapes, some of which have become design classics, exhibited in leading museums around the world. Giò Ponti invites Pietro Chiesa (1892 – 1942) to join him in the art direction. Chiesa is a distinguished glass master who enlists the craftsmen from his own workshop to join him to the company. Gio Ponti designed the 0024 pendant lamp and the Bilia table lamp in 1931. Pietro Chiesa‘s most famous lamp at that time is the Luminator, designed in 1933, in 1937 the 006. In 1954, Max Ingrand, a French glass master and decorator, renowned for his stunning stained-glass church windows, becomes the art director. He designed the Fontana table lamp. Gio Ponti becomes again art director in 1967 and he designs a new collection of lamps, the Pirellina and Pirellone table lamps.
Measurements: 254 mm by 76.2 mm by 139.70 mm (10 x 3.0 x 5.5 Inches).
Weight: About 9.5 Pounds (4.38 Kg).
Note: It is in perfect working condition with no oxidation, was recently rewired to meet the us energy standards.
Condition: The overall condition of this ring is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold. All gemstones are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: D091923AENN/.9825