fontana table series
The Fontana series consists of four tables in various sizes. There is a side table, two coffee tables and a console/sofa table. Each table is carefully constructed of curved and ground 0.6" thick tempered float-glass. A beautifully elegant piece which was selected by the Museum of Modern Art for their permanent collection.
Milan born Pietro Chiesa was descendant of an eminent Ticinese family of artists. In 1921 he opened his own glass shop after apprenticing at the Giannotti studio. In 1932 Pietro Chiesa was requested by Gio Ponti to partake in the artistic direction of FontanaArte; where he was able to express all his creativity by designing over a thousand pieces of different work. Some of his pieces were entered in the history of design and few of them are still in production today. Pietro Chiesa's artwork expresses a modernity and high technical value, for which he is famous.