Gio Ponti Table Lamp for Fontana Arte – 23F190


A stunning and absolutely rear Fontana Arte table lamps made in Milan and was designed by Gio Ponti in 1930's. The lamp features an acid-etched design on round glass shades. Truly unusual collaboration by Fontana and Gio Ponti. Pair available but price for each item.

Creator: Fontana Arte (Manufacturer), Gio Ponti (Designer)
Place of Origin: Italy
Date of Manufacture: 1930
Materials & Techniques: Nickel-plated metal, etched glass, frosted glass, frosted colored glass, opaque glass
Condition: Excellent. Rewired.
Dimensions: 8.5 in. H / 6 in. Diameter
Dealer Reference Number: 23F190

Dealer Location: 29 West 30th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Dealer Phone Number: 212-924-6330


Fontana Arte

Gio Ponti and Pietro Chiesa formed the Fontana Arte studio in 1933, after Ponti’s partnership with Chiesa’s workshop. Ponti was initially a consultant and artistic director of Luigi Fontana’s glass manufacturing company. Ponti’s work inspired the shift towards Fontana’s entry into lighting design and artistic glass making. Fontana Arte quickly became one of Italy’s leading workshops for contemporary lighting and design. The studio is also highly respected for producing pieces of great artistic quality and craftsmanship; and, their success is owed to the artistic direction of Gio Ponti and his successors, Pietro Chiesa and Max Ingrand.

Pietro Chiesa profoundly influenced the Italian Modernist movement and the development of 20th century artistic glass. Chiesa’s work during the 1930’s showcased the depth of his style, as his designs experimented with fragmented or splintered glass, stained, opaque or frosted glass. Chiesa was both partner and artistic director of Fontana Arte until his retirement from design in 1945.