Founded in 1932 by Gio Ponti and Pietro Chiesa, FontanaArte is the first Italian company to establish itself in the field of interior design. It has developed a strong project culture and a strong focus on technological innovation. For over 80 years, FontanaArte designs, developed and brought in the most beautiful spaces in the the world a collection of lamps and decorative items.
FontanaArte is a design company founded in 1932 as a division of the company Luigi Fontana & Buddies, thanks to the collaboration of Luigi Fontana with Gio Ponti and Pietro Chiesa. It was the first company to establish itself in a new and expanding world of interior design. FontanaArte has been able to develop a very solid culture with regards to the design and a reliable orientation towards technological innovation. The company is able to offer customers a wide selection of lamps and decorative objects. Luigi Fontana was born in 181 as an industry, which specialized in the production of glass sheets for use in construction, while in the late nineteenth century it began the construction of individual furniture objects and even made on order items. In 1931 and especially in 1932 with the arrival in the company of Ponti e Chiesa, it moved more and more towards the production of furnishings, stained glass windows and lighting fixtures. The search for innovation both technical and stylistic has led the company to experiment with new lines and particular materials, so as to obtain optimum products, durable, highly resistant and adaptable to every home environment. The lines proposed by the company are very futuristic and timeless, thanks to the innovative daring design and futuristic style in many collections. The introduction of industrial production at FontanaArte between the fifties and sixties left the philosophy of craft intact and turned to the tradition of Italian company. Technical innovations are found more in the lighting industry where the decorative aspects and the functional are fused together for refinement and elegance, but which provides also an excellent light output. The creative climate of the company is encouraged through collaboration with prestigious international designers, focusing on projects, looking for new technologies, but always taking advantage of the skills acquired and the long tradition of craftsmanship. FontanaArte can offer customized solutions of lighting and able to satisfy particular requirements in both technical and aesthetic aspect, for creation in various areas such as residential, public and even naval.