Founded in 1932 by Luigi Fontana, owner of an important glass manufacturing company, and Giò Ponti, FontanaArte immediately set out upon a well-defined path of research: use new languages to express the potential of a material like glass, whose identity had been completely transformed thanks to the technical possibilities offered by modern industry. Fontanaarte products are designed by famous international and Italian interior design names and are selected for the best interior design realizations worldwide.
Since the sixties we know of a small glass factory, owned by a group of glass masters, called Murrina Furnace. In the beginning, the main activity consists of realizing few prestigious blown glass objects created by the artists, and this continues until 1974. It’s exactly in 1974 that the small furnace is bought by a family coming from Milan, already dealing with the production of light fittings combining glass and metal. The La Murrina products are designed by the most famous international and Italian interior design names and are selected for the top interior design realizations worldwide.
Gruppo Martini Illuminazione
The Martini spa was founded in 1971. For years, the Company is expressed through light, speaking a language of design and architecture contemporary interior and exterior. A universal language that knows no boundaries and that is characterized by its internationality. The Martini products are designed by the most famous international and Italian interior design names and are selected for the top interior design realizations worldwide.