Made in Italy since 1932
Founded in 1932 by architect Gio Ponti and Luigi Fontana, FontanaArte is one of the Italian companies that has written the “history of lighting and furnishing” in Italy and around the world. Since its inception, this brand has pursued beauty, a mark that continuously defines its identity. FontanaArte creates objects that defy time, symbols of elegance and excellence.
FontanaArte has grown its portfolio of lighting collections by working with the world’s most important architects and lighting designers–David Chipperfield, Renzo Piano, Studio Klass, Carlo Colombo, Shigeru Ban, Studio Drift, Karim Rashid, Andreas Engesvik, Chirs Hardy, and Mika Tolvanen, among others–to continuously experiment with new ways of defining contemporary design.
FontanaArte’s early partnership with celebrated artisanal glass craftsman Pietro Chiesa has significantly shaped the company, helping it forge an identity as a world-leader in glass work.
FontanaArte aspires to bring vital, intense, and honest light to our surrounds. The kind of light that brings out the true spirit of space and the authentic essence of people. With each new lighting collection, the company renews its philosophy as it widens its horizons and opens its doors to the world and to innovation.
Today FontanaArte is a prestigious international brand whose consolidated tradition of excellence lives on in cutting-edge collections. The philosophy of Gio Ponti is more topical than ever, translated into objects with splendid shapes, some of which have become design classics on show in the most important museums around the world.
FontanaArte wins Compaso d’Oro
In 1998, the Italian Association for Industrial Design (ADI) awarded the Compasso d’Oro for career to FontanaArte, highlighting in its reason how the company, by involving different designers, had managed to create a lively creative climate that had upgraded one of the historic names in Italian design.
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