Fontana Arte. Barcelona and Madrid
FontanaArte is born in 1932 when Gio Ponti decides to associate with Pietro Chiesa, illustrious master glassmaker, to give a turn around to the company Luigi Fontana, till then dedicated to the manufacture of glass plates for construction. Its goal is to lead the new company to the production of prestigious objects to decoration and illumination. And they achieved it, the following years they designed more than a thousand of different objects, some of them have been part of the design history and are still manufactured nowadays, such as the curve table Fontana (1932), the vase Cartoccio (1932) or the floor lamp Luminatior (1933).
FontanaArte is one of the Italian design firms that wrote the “history of the light and the decoration” in Italy and in the world. Specialized in the glass processing, in the manufacture of the home furniture and in the design of lamps, along the history has produced iconic pieces such as the side table Tavolino (1932) o the 0024, Bilia, Pirellina and Pirellone lamps. Thanks to its trajectory, in 1998 the Association for the Industrial Design ADI assigned them the prize Compasso d’Oro for the career, for the way the company, in collaboration with other designers, has created a dynamic and creative environment that has revalued one of the most historic names in the Italian design.
MINIM is official distributor in Barcelona of the firm FontanaArte.