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Pietro Chiesa

Pietro Chiesa

Pietro Chiesa served an apprenticeship in the studio of the furniture designer and interior decorator Giovan Battista Gianotti in Milan. In 1921, Pietro Chiesa opened Botega di Pietro Chiesa in Milan. In 1925, Pietro Chiesa showed work at the “Exposition Internationale des Arts D√©coratifs et Industriels Modernes” in Paris.
In 1927, Pietro Chiesa joined Gio Ponti, Michele Marelli, Tomaso Buzzi, Emilio Lancia, and Paolo Venini to found Il Labirinto, which made high-quality furnishings in the Novecento style. Pietro Chiesa concentrated mainly on designing glass.
In 1933, Pietro Chiesa became the artistic director of Fontana Arte, the firm founded by Gio Ponti and Luigi Fontana. Fontana Arte started out concentrating on furniture and glass, but later became known for lighting. Pietro Chiesa treated glass like a valuable material, fragmenting pieces of it and using special cutting techniques. At the same time, Pietro Chiesa created pure forms such as the 1932 glass table, made of a single bent band of clear glass. In 1933, Pietro Chiesa designed “Luminator”, an elegant flute-shaped floor lamp of lacquered brass tubing, which provided indirect light.
Pietro Chiesa was a leading exponent of Italian Art deco.

Mod. 0556 Luminator
Produced by Fontana Arte

1934
White lacquered brass nickel plated brushed finish base
H 188 cm x diam. 31 cm
Mod. 0687
Pietro Chiesa
Produced by Luigi Fontana
1935
Unique piece with original technical drawing
H170x Diam 90 cm