20th Century Fontana Arte Glass Chandelier by Pietro Chiesa
A rare vintage Mid-Century modern Italian chandelier made of a brass structure and crystal glass, enhanced by partially etched details, featured with three light sockets. Designed by Pietro Chiesa for FontanaArte, in good condition. The wires have been renewed. Wear consistent with age and use. Circa 1940, Milan, Italy.
Light fixture: 13.5” H
Pietro Chiesa was an Italian designer born in 1892 Milan, Italy and passed away in 1948 Paris, France. Chiesa finished his apprenticeship in the studio of the furniture designer, interior decorator Giovan Battista Gianotti in Milan. Chiesa comes from an artistic family, he opened his own glass making studio, Botega di Pietro Chiesa in 1921 Milan. Chiesa concentrated mainly on designing glass, he treated glass like a valuable material.
FontanaArte is an Italian lighting and design company founded in 1931 Milan, Italy. Founded by the two well-known Italian architect and designers Giovanni Ponti and Pietro Chiesa. The company is specialized in elegant lamps and glass furniture. Well-known artists have worked and designed for FontanaArte, like the famous Italian architect Piero Castiglioni or Franco Raggi. Today FontanaArte is owned by the Italian Creation Group.
Material: Glass, Metal
Details: Brass, Crystal Glass
Country of Origin: Italy
Dimensions: 38" H x 20" W x 20" L