FontanaArte is an Italian lighting brand founded in Milan in 1932 by Luigi Fontana & Gio Ponti. In just over thirty years FontanaArte became the most outstanding company specialized in the use of glass in lighting and furnishings, and also remarkable for its modern design and perfect craftsmanship.
This great success was owed to the three artistic directors who guided the company: Gio Ponti, memorable for being the first to have intuited the immense potential of glass applied to new lighting systems and furnishings. Pietro Chiesa, the true supporter of the worldwide success of the brand, a man of exceptional artistic culture, able to move between the most avant-garde modernism and the purest, most refined decoration. Max Ingrand, who joined Fontana Arte after Chiesa’s death and the end of the First World War, and brought FontanaArte back to life, updating its productions and leading it into the design world as we conceive it today even though he never betrayed the inheritance of the masters who preceded him.