Historic collection of wall lamps with elegant modern design. Diffusers in frosted white blown glass and structure in chromed metal. Also available in a single version.
Wall lamp. Chromed metal frame. White frosted blown glass diffuser.
Dimensions Single unit: 4.3" W X 6.7" H; 6.7" P Double unit: 12.6" W X 7.9" H; 6.7" P Materials: Metal, Blown-Glass Lamp Type: Incandescent Bulbs Single: 1 X 60W 120V E12 candelabra base G16.5 globe-type incandescent bulb (not included) Double: 2 X 60W 120V E12 candelabra base G16.5 globe-type incandescent bulb (not included)
FontanaArte Historical Archives
The FontanaArte archives stand as a collection of ideas, of sketches on paper and designs, which are initially just drafted in-house and then developed over the years until they have reached their full potential, to become part of the FontanaArte collection. The designs that derive from the archives are not associated with the name of one designer alone, but are the fruit of team work, of the collective creative energy of the professionals that work in the company.
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.