Gio Ponti was born in Milan the year 1891, obtaining his degree in architecture from the "Politecnico" University of Milan in 1920 and he started working in the architectural design office headed by Mino Fiocchi ed Emilio Lancia. Since the beginning of his career, Gio Ponti succeeded in melting paintings and architecture. In addition, he has worked in the graphics and scenic design fields. He has collaborated with many artists such as Massimo Campigli, Piero Fornasetti and Pietro Chiesa. From 1923 to 1930 Gio Ponti was Richard Ginori's artistic director where he has designed many series of china collections. In the field of design his popular furniture designs include Lamp and all the objects designs for FontanaArte and among these the Ultraleggeara chair and the furniture designed for Cassina, the silverwear for Christofle and the china for Rechard-Ginori. From 1936 to 1961 he taught at the "Politecnico" University of Milan. Gio Ponti died in 1979. Among his pieces designed for FontanaArte, and still produced today, are the Lamp 0024, Bilia, Pirellina, Pirellone and the Tavolino 1932 table.
|Product Type: Standard||Style: Modern|
|Fixture Material: Metal||Bulb Type: Incandescent|
|Bulbs Included: No||Country of Manufacture: Italy|
|Number of Lights (15.3" x 6.7" Size): 4||Number of Lights (27.5" x 13.3" Size): 6|
|Wattage per Bulb (15.3" x 6.7" Size): 25 Watts (W)||Wattage per Bulb (27.5" x 13.3" Size): 40 Watts (W)|
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FontanaArte Pirellina 27.5" H Table Lamp with Drum Shade