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.
Hector Serrano was born in Valencia, Spain in 1974. After graduating from the ESDI CEU of Valencia, he moved to London to study at the MA design products at the Royal College of Art, where he continues to live and work.
Innovation and dealing with familiar concepts are the common denominators of Serrano's projects. The studio's activities are divided into product design, space design and laboratory work, with a constant exchange between these areas.
Serrano received the Peugeot Design Award in 2000. His work has been exhibited in Milan, Frankfurt, Munich and New York as well as in several museums such as the MOCA Miami, IVAM Valencia, EACC Castell?n and at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum of New York.View other products by Hector Serrano