Modern Design /16 March 2003


Fontana Arte

ceiling fixture
Fontana Arte
Italy, 1953
glass, enameled metal
15 w × 19½ h in (38 × 50 cm)

Pivoting layers of glass overlap to diffuse light away from a central glass dome. An excellent example of Fontana Arte lighting. Literature: Fontana Arte: Una Storia Trasparente, Falconi, pg. 96 (hanging variation of this design shown).

estimate: $2,500–3,500
result: $2,760

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