Designed in 1954 by the famous French Master glassmaker and decorator Max Ingrand, this 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 of the brand’s history, 1853 still remains as a sort of nickname.The first symbol of timeless object of design, still today best seller 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.
01 – FONTANA
“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.”