Simple, minimal, compact. Wall or ceiling mounted, it can be installed outdoors, it is small in size.
Outdoor wall/ceiling lamp for mains or low voltage connection. Die-cast aluminium alloy body, phosphochromated then given a polyester finish, available chromed. Prismatic glass diffuser.
Dimensions: ø 12 × 5 cm Bulb: 1×50W (HA) or 1×35W (HA) Eco Saver GY6.35
Architects Marinella Patetta and Claudio Valént, both with Masters in Lighting Design and many years of experience, met in at the Piero Castiglioni studio and, after a few years, in 1989 founded Metis Lighting, working exclusively in lighting design and industrial design. Their work enhances space thanks to lighting engineering projects that integrate knowhow gained from various fields in a synthesis of different disciplines. For FontanaArte, in the early nineties they designed the whole Nobi series, a collection on the fine line between decorative and technical lighting – immediately and still today one of the company’s bestsellers. Design of the Gallery projector meanwhile dates back to 2006.Their professional activity has, in recent years, been joined by teaching and university research at the faculty of Industrial Design at Milan Polytechnic.
Architect Gio Ponti founded FontanaArte in 1932 as an artistic division of the Luigi Fontana Company. Historically, the company has been a leader in advanced glass manufacturing and design. The company's works were first distinguished by its realization of artistic stained-glass windows, many of which are today still functional elements and ornamental features of churches and cathedrals, among them the Duomo of Milan and the Cathedral of Brasilia. By using glass, Ponti realized what an enormous potential this material could offer in the in the making of furnishing complements for interiors, and he started to design and produce furniture, lamps and objects with glass as the main distinguishing feature. Soon a new collection was ready to be marketed, and his new design concept was being used as a complement to the interior decoration of many houses that he personally designed. Over the years, FontanaArte has had many contributors to its designs, including Pietro Chiesa, Gae Aulenti, Pierluigi Cerri, Piero Castiglioni, Vico Magistretti, Vittorio Gregotti, Ettore Sottsass, Umberto Riva, Alvaro Siza and Renzo Piano.