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Vintage "Otero" Table Lamp Model 2748 by R. Dordoni for Fontana Arte, 1984

$5,210.73

About

Otero Model 2748 table lamp is an elegant lamp designed and created by the Italian designer Rodolfo Dordoni (Milan, 1954) in the 1984. Created for Fontana Arte, Italy. Total dimensions: H 57 x 40 x 40 cm. Shaped beveled crystal, coloured crystal, and opaline glass. Manufacturer's original label is also present. Mint conditions. Reference: Laura Falconi, Fontana Arte Una storia trasparente, Skira, Milano, 1998, p. 152. Rodolfo Dordoni (Milan, 1954) is an architect and designer; in Milan he graduated in Architecture. The collaboration with Molteni & C went beyond the production of individual products, but involved the creation of a collection for the dining room and night systems. These projects are characterized by the ability to solve a high-level technology in the product, without it being exhibited but also hidden. Over the years in charge of the artistic direction of Artemide, Cappellini, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Minotti and Roda, he designs products for various companies: Artemide, Cappellini, Cassina, Ceramica Flaminia, Ceramiche Mutina, Dada, Dornbracht, Driade, Effegibi, Emu, Ernestomeda, Fantini, Fiam Italia, Flos, Flou, FontanaArte, Foscarini, Jab, Kartell, Kettal, knIndustrie, MatteoGrassi, Minotti, Molteni & C, Moroso, Olivari, Pamar, Poliform, Poltrona Frau, Roda, RB Rossana, Salvatori, Sambonet, Serralunga , Tecno, The Rug Company, Venini. Dordoni Architetti works in the field of architecture and interior design in the residential, commercial and exhibition areas.

Details

  • Creator
    Rodolfo Dordoni (Designer),Fontana Arte (Workshop/Studio)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 18.51 in. (47 cm)Width: 15.75 in. (40 cm)Depth: 15.75 in. (40 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Date of Manufacture
    1984
  • Condition
    Insurance may be requested by customers as additional service, contact us for more information.
  • Seller Location
    Roma, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: M-1185101stDibs: LU2698323455072

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About the Workshop_studio

Fontana Arte

Best known for its elegant and innovative lighting pieces, the Milan-based firm Fontana Arte pioneered one of the key features of 20th-century and contemporary Italian design: the union of artistry and industry wrought by partnerships between creative talents — chiefly architects — and entrepreneurial businesses. Fontana Arte is further distinguished by having had as artistic director, in succession, four of Italy’s most inventive modernist designers: Giò Ponti, Pietro Chiesa, French transplant Max Ingrand and Gae Aulenti. The bread and butter of the glassmaking company that Luigi Fontana founded in 1881 was plate-glass panels for the construction industry. In 1930, Fontana met Ponti — then the artistic director of the Richard-Ginori ceramics workshop and the editor of the influential magazine Domus— at a biannual design exhibition that became the precursor to today’s Milan Design Triennale, and the two hatched an idea for a furniture and housewares firm. Fontana Arte was incorporated in 1932 with Ponti as its chief of design. He contributed several lamps that remain among the company’s signature works, including the orb-atop-cone Bilia table lamp and the 0024 pendant — a stratified hanging sphere. The following year, Fontana Arte partnered with the influential Milan studio glassmaker and retailer Pietro Chiesa, who took over as artistic director. Chiesa’s designs for lighting — as well as for tables and items including vases and ashtrays — express an appreciation for fluidity and simplicity of line, as seen in works such as his flute-shaped Luminator floor lamp and the 1932 Fontana table — an arched sheet of glass that is held in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Six years after Chiesa’s 1948 death, the École des Beaux Arts–trained Max Ingrand took over as head of design at Fontana Arte. Ingrand brought a similarly expressive formal sensibility to wares such as lamps and mirrors, but he also had a masterful eye for the manipulation of glass surfaces — whether they be cut, frosted, acid-etched or sand-blasted. His classic design is the Fontana table lamp of 1954, which has a truncated cone shade and curved body, both of which are made of pure, chic white-frosted glass. Following Ingrand, the often-audacious Italian architect Gae Aulenti served as the company’s artistic director from 1979 to 1996, and while she generally insisted that furnishings take second place aesthetically to architecture, she made an exception for Fontana Arte pieces such as the Tavolo con Ruote series of glass coffee and dining tables on wheels, bold lighting pieces such as the Parola series and the Giova, a combination flower vase and table lamp. As a key incubator of modern design under Aulenti’s tenure, Fontana Arte remained true to its long-held commitment — creating objects that have never been less than daring.
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