Vittorio Livi is an innovator, designer and founder of the acclaimed glass furniture manufacturer, Fiam Italia. In 1962, at the age of 18 , Livi established "Fullet" - the first in a series of glass businesses. Fullet was to produce decorated glasses earmarked for the furniture industry. And a succession of similar businesses followed every few years thereafter. It was in 1973 that Livi established "Fiam Italia", the first company able to manufacture curved glass furniture items. This new platform for both glass and furniture design has attracted many established artists to collaborate with the company over the years - among them: Giorgetto Giugiaro, Enzo Mari, Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, Cini Boeri, Vico Magistretti and Makio Hasuike. And Livi has produced several of his own designs under the label, including the Ragno series. He has received numerous awards and honors, including the Gold Medal from CCIAA of Pesaro and Urbino, 1988; the Compasso D'Oro Career Award, 2001; the Cultural Prize "Rotondi" of Sassocorvaro, 2006; and the Recognition "Amici di Melvin Jones" from Lions Club International, 2010. Vittorio Livi's Fiam distributes its own collection all over the world and its impressive collection includes items hosted by some 25 international museums.