This lamp by Fontana Arte is a masterpiece of equilibrium and technology. Its base is composed of conversely angled crystal and brass that conjoin to form a flat cylinder while the edges of the glass shades are ground to meet the metal frame seamlessly. A conical stem pierces the disc-shaped shade that is suspended at the perfect angle creating the illusion of constant movement.
Fontana Arte showroom in Rome, 1956. Fontana Arte: Una Sotria Trasparente, Falconi
In 1956, Max Ingrand redesigned the Fontana Arte showroom on Via Condotti, Rome and displayed the Disco Volante table lamp prominently in the center of the new store.