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New colors of iconic lamp Fontana
Designed in 1954 by the famous French Master glassmaker and decorator Max Ingrand, this table lamp was originally named ‘1853’ and, at a later time, Fontana, in homage to the company of which the Master was Artistic Director for a decade.
For design enthusiasts and connoisseurs, 1853 still remains as a sort of nickname. And it is still one of the best selling products for the company that bears its name.
The first symbol of timeless object of design, and evergreen design icon, Fontana is the abat-jour par excellence. A fabulous lamp in frosted white blown glass, already riedited in a total black variant, it is now proposed in a colored and brand new version - light grey and purple amethyst - to reinforce the contemporaneity of the project.
“Light and colour are centrainly the most specific elements in nature. With them we have RELIEF, MOTION, LIFE” stated Max Ingrand. “Actually the history of architecture tells us what was the role of illuminated, opaque, translucent colour in interior and exterior architecture (…) Light was no longer just a means to breathe life into colour but became a means to breathe life into an entire architecture.”
“We have a heritage that, since it is timeless, must be updated to meet the taste of the new generations" says Giuseppe Di Nuccio, CEO of FontanaArte.
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