was created in 1932 and is one of the Italian design companies that made "the history of light" in Italy and in the world. Founded by an architect, the company has always retained a strong link with the world of design, collaborating with some of the best Italian and international architects and lighting designers. The result of this collaboration was the creation of a true cultural approach to design, an original "point of view" on architecture, lighting and furnishings.

A design culture which, being based on the prevalent use of noble materials (mainly glass), found its main inspiration in the interaction between technology and beauty, generating a series of timeless and beautiful objects, some of which have become design classics and are exhibited in some of the world's most important museums. These cult objects still find favour in the market and, in their own way, contribute to environmental protection because they are so beautiful that they don't quickly become obsolete.

Research and innovation are constant features of the FontanaArte company policy, in particular with regards to the use of recyclable materials with low environmental impact: from blown glass, industrial sheet glass, aluminium, iron and high quality plastics, to packaging materials, all fully recyclable and reduced to a minimum. We also use low energy light sources both for new generation products and those that have been in the catalogue for some time. These comply with the photometric, lighting engineering and environmental requirements established by the market and international standards.