Ananas Large Wall Light
FontanaArte was founded by architect Gio Ponti in 1932. A leader in advanced Italian glass manufacturing and design, FontanaArte's works were first distinguished by artistic stained-glass windows, many of which remain a part of modern life (Duomo of Milan, Cathedral of Brasilia). Ponti realized the potential of this material and soon FontanaArte started to produce furniture, lamps and objects with glass as the main distinguishing feature.
Over the years, FontanaArte has collaborated with many architects and designers including Pietro Chiesa, Gae Aulenti, Pierluigi Cerri, Piero Castiglioni, Vico Magistretti, Vittorio Gregotti, Ettore Sottsass, Umberto Riva, Alvaro Siza and Renzo Piano, all of whom have contributed to the very high quality of design that is FontanaArte.
(1920 - 2006)
Vico Magistretti was an Italian industrial designer, known as a furniture designer and architect. He graduated from the Politecnico di Milano University in 1945 and became a follower of Ernesto Nathan Rogers. He initially worked in urban design in Milan. In the 1950s he moved into the field of mass-produced furniture and lamps working for companies such as Artemide, Cassina, De Padova, Flou, Fritz Hansen, Kartell, Schiffini and others.
Vico Magistretti's works have been shown in some of the most important museums in Europe, the United States, and Japan and are included in many permanent exhibitions around the world. He received many awards, including the Gold Medal at the 1951 Trienniale, the Grand Prix at the 1954 Trienniale, two Compasso d'Oro awards in the years 1967 and 1979 as well as the Gold Medal of the Chartered Society of Industrial Artists and Designers in 1986.View other products by Vico Magistretti