Glass has always occupied a central place in the work of Fontana Arte; the Italian company specialized in the production of furnishings and lighting. This principle is applied to the glass table Fontana, a creation of Pietro Chiesa from 1932.
The lamp Standard is made of metal varnished black with shades painted white on the inside and a reflector in aluminum. Besides reflecting light, this lamp has an organic shape and erotic illusions inspired by the Surrealism movement.
The table lamp Tizio has become a symbol of functionality, representing a lifestyle in the name of design. Although it was created as a table lamp, it became a popular model among interior furnishings.
When Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina presented the prototype of the table lamp Tolomeo to the technical department in Artemide, with it's provocative and showy style, it was abandoned in favor of an approach that explored concepts of tension and movement.
The chandelier PH Artichoke by Poul Henningsen, with its waterfall of peaked copper lampshades, is one of the most singular lamps designed in the Twentieth Century. It is one of the most remarkable lighting models firmed by Henningsen, produced by the Dutch company Louis Poulsen Lighting of Copenaghen.
An absolute icon among folding chairs, Tripolina was designed by Joseph Beverly Fenby in Great Britain around 1855 for the officers employed in the British army, a model that he patented latter in 1877. It has a practical and straightforward aspect that offers a modern look and rare among sittings from the Nineteenth Century, which is intended to be the most privileged classes.
The armchair and sofa model Chester was inspired by English clubs and countryside houses from the Edwardian era.
The chair Wassily is the most representative and appreciative design of Marcel Breuer. When you are sitting on it, you get wrapped and suspended on its tubular structure made of steel. It is the modern representation of a club chair.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh is one of the English protagonists in the design of the Twenties Century. After graduating from the School of Arts in Glasgow, he was commissioned by the editor Walter Blackie to design his Hill House at Helensburgh in Scotland.