Fontana Arte from David Village Lighting
Founded in 1932 from an idea by Gio Ponti, FontanaArte is one of the Italian companies that have written the “history of lighting and furnishing” in Italy and around the world. They have involved the most important architects and lighting designers, who together with the company have built a cultural project on architecture, lighting and furnishings. Timeless objects, with splendid shapes, some of which have become design classics on show in the most important museums around the world.
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Fontana Arte – Collections to admire
Fontana Arte has been busy collaborating with designers creating new iconic lamps including lights with the latest technology. Here we have some of Fontana Arte latest designs which are available to purchase from our website.
Designed by Canadian-American industrial designerKarim Rashid, the flex light is an iconic minimal wall lamp. The lamp delivers its design by producing light both upwards and downwards through its die-cast aluminium body. The lamp can be painted matt in white, black, pink or blue.
Fontana Arte pays homage to Milan, the city of is origins through this exclusive table lamp. The Milano is designed by Carlo Colombo and is made from Carrara statue marble; the finest and most valuable marble, an all time favourite with designers for their creations. The lamp is fitted with an LED board which glows, enhancing the veins of the marble. The Milano is a limited edition design with just 100 piece available worldwide each with a certificate of authenticity.
The Pinecone Collection
The Pinecone collection is designed by Paola Navone and includes a pendant and table lamp. The shade is a blown glass diffuser and is available in a glossy transparent or milky white acid-etched version. The diffuser is made using the ancient caged blown glass technique formed when the glass maker blows a molten glass blob into a metal cage. This technique contains the blobs natural expansion and generates the impression of tension as its struggles to free itself from the cage. The lighting fixture makes a striking impact either switched on or off.
The Volée Collection
The Volée Collection is formed of a floor, table and wall light all created with the latest-generation LED technology. The light is operated by a simple swipe of the hand beneath the head which activates the senor that turns the light both on and off, requiring no physical contact. There is also a fitted touch sensor which is placed over the head of the lamp which allows four levels of light intensity to be controlled. The lamp is made from aluminium with die-cast aluminium joints and with a hidden spring the user can direct the light with one fluid motion. The table version can be fitted with a USB port for charging and the time out system means the lamp automatically turns off after 5hours of operation.
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May's issue of Elle Decoration looks at ‘The New Pretty’ and focuses on all things spring. The issue features the big decorating hotlist which is full of ideas and inspiration to brighten up every room in your home this season. Above we show you some of the designs featured in the May issue, click below to view!
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Friday the 17th of March sees the annual celebration for St Patrick’s Day. The Irish public holiday has inspired us to think all things green and open up the idea of using the traditional Irish shade in our home décor. Green can often be a daring colour to incorporate into an interior but with the above lights we show you how to add the colour into your space.
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This Month’s ICON magazine has a range of both classic and new designs, from the Louis Poulsen Artichoke to the brand new Louis Poulsen Mini Panthella Table. The issue takes a look at the work from one of architectures most enigmatic figures, David Adjaye and showcases some of the best products that are currently available across the design market.
From Top to Bottom, Left to Right
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Our Favourite New Products of the Month!
This month we’ve been busy adding lots of new and exciting products to our website. We’ve picked out some of our favourites to share with you!
Fontana Arte Avico Outdoor Suspension
The Fontana Arte Avico is a beautiful extra large, big- impact suspension lamp. The semispherical shaped lamp is designed to be situated outdoors with and an IP 55 rating. The lamp is made with a translucent white polyethylene diffuser and an iron canopy with an anodized aluminium colour finish. The Lamp can be fitted with a lower disc which covers and the hides the light sources, this is sold as a separate accessory.
AXO Light Hoops
The Axo Hoops is a collection of ceiling and suspension lamps with interchangeable elements in three different shapes and sizes. The shade is an attachment of 24k gold finish circular pieces which can emit light upwards and downwards at the same time.
Vibia Puck & Puck Wall Art
The Puck Wall Light and Wall Art collection is created by Jordi Vilardell. The collection is one which expresses light using circular forms and by using a LED source it creates a warm, even and glare-free light. The wall light features a matt triple opal blown glass diffuser and be can customised into a wide range of lighting compositions which are superimposed over one another to create a personalised wall art. The Puck Wall’s versatility means it works well either on it’s on or groped together.
Muuto have been adding to their accessory and furniture collections and we love it all! Featured above are the Framed Mirrors and the Five Pouf. The Framed collection is a series of mirrors in two sizes and three colour versions. The mirrors can be hung either on their own or in groups to create an almost art-like mirror installation on the wall, they are well suited to be used in bathrooms and other wet rooms.
The Five Pouf which is designed by Anderssen & Voll evokes visions of neatly ploughed fields. The Five Pouf’s rows of quilted tailored material make it versatile and easily adaptable to multiple settings. The pouf’s pentagon form is the ideal shape to accompaniment any sofa, to be used as an extra seat for a guest or to simply liven up a dull corner.
Artemide Meteorite Table
The Meteorite is a collection which has five different versions: table, table with stem, floor, wall/ceiling and suspension. The Meteorite Stem Table 15 and 35 feature a chromed aluminium and steel stem with a blown glass diffuser. The diffuser is made with a double layer of artistic glass which is obtained through a ‘stampo a fermo’ mould-blowing technique.
Moooi Coppelia Chandelier
We’ve already featured this chandelier but we love it so much we’re showing it off again! The Coppélia design is a new interpretation of a classic chandelier created by established Japanese designer Arihiro Miyake. The design was inspired by a ballerina’s sinuous moment and creates a delicate image in the air. Powered by a low voltage current, the design has no need for additional wires.
Youthful is the most appropriate adjective to describe this collection of hanging lamps designed by Benjamin Hubert. The inspiration for the design came from roof tiles and they were also the idea behind the shape of the single elements which are attached by hand. The scales are made in a semi-rigid rubbery material which can be machine washed at 30 degrees. The indoor lamp collection is available in five different shapes and sizes and can be hung either using a cable or fitted directly to the ceiling rose.
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Elle Decoration Features April 2016
Elle Décor April highlighted tips and tricks for decorating homes into inspiring spaces. With the help of colour themes and accessories to brighten the dullest of interior designs, it has never been simpler. Add complimenting colours within lighting, furniture or eclectics to create a stylish and uplifting atmosphere. The use of mixed materials such as metals, wood or synthetics forms an extra dimension with interesting textures. Here are our lighting features of April…
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Elle Decoration: March Lighting Features
February, a new month of trends to pave the way for a stylish new year! Elle Decoration March features a ‘green’ eco theme (such as pendant 1), also looking to the future with classic, minimal design which stands the test of time. Shop this collection of staple lighting features which will bring style and light to your home, for years to come!
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New Lighting from Fontana Arte
Fontana Arte was founded in 1932 by Gio Ponti and Luigi Fontana, it has since become one the most iconic Italian companies specialising in lighting and furniture. They have involved the most important architects and lighting designers, who together with the company have built a cultural project on architecture, lighting and furnishings. Fontana Arte creates timeless objects with splendid shapes, some of which have become design classics on show in the most important museums around the world.
We are happy to announce that Fontana Arte lighting can be found on our website! There is a selection of their most popular products, including Cheshire, Flute, Lunaire, 0024 and the new Parola collection.
Fontana Arte products are all made from high quality metals, plastics and hand formed glass to give a premium standard of lighting features.
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Elle Decoration November - Lighting Special!
The November issue of Elle Decoration UK focuses on lighting! Featuring new releases, timeless classics and the most desired luminaires on the planet. As the months get darker, create a warm and cosy environment within your own space. Add light! Add style! Add warmth! Check out Elle Decoration’s lighting recommendations here on our site.
1. Bocci 73.3 Suspension 2. Fontana Arte Nebra Suspensions (Coming soon)
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Design Junction London 2015
A flying visit to Design Junction London meant we could visit Spanish company Arturo Alvarez, a brand we have had the pleasure of selling for years.
Arturo Alvarez Coral suspension lights were on display, their slightly shiny almost metallic finish can be seen when they are illuminated. Plus two new collections, Blum suspensions were hung like clouds with their delicate shape and a new table lamp made of frothy mesh fabric.
One of the main reasons for visiting the event was to see Fontana Arte and their stunning display of high quality Italian lighting.
We are very pleased to say that we will soon be trading with the brand Fontana Arte, adding them to our selected premium range of lighting companies. Fontana Arte offer contemporary designer lighting features to suit a wide range of environments and interior styles. Keep your eyes peeled for this stunning brand coming to David Village Lighting shortly!
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