20th Century Italian Pair of Fontana Arte Wall Appliques by Pietro Chiesa
A vintage Mid-Century modern Italian pair of wall sconces in the Stilnovo period, made out of glass with decorative brass ornaments, and mounted onto finely worked wooden back plates, each lamp is featuring a one light socket. Designed by Pietro Chiesa and produced by Fontana Arte, in good condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Circa 1950, Italy.
Shade: 8.75" H x 4.75" W x 2.5" D
Pietro Chiesa was an Italian designer born in 1892 in Milan 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 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: Wood, Glass, Metal
Country of Origin: Italy
Dimensions: 13" H x 8" W x 3" D