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.
Born in Milan, 1958.
After studying at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Carlo Tamborini began designing packaging and display systems. He collaborated with various architecture studios and in 1997 he began work at the studio of Piero Lissoni in Milan as Design Manager. In 1998 he co-founded the Codice 31 group. Since 1999 he has been designing lights and interior furnishings for companies such as: Fontana Arte, Pallucco, MOS by Cover, and Glas Italia.View other products by Carlo Tamborini