Mid-century Fontana Arte brass, glass and marble coat stand produced in the late 1950’s early 1960’s.
Measurements : H.175 x D.33cm.
This elegant work of art is in great condition.
Right from the start, Gio Point, founder of FontanaArte, was active in the fields of architecture, painting, graphics and set design. He graduated from Milan Polytechnic in 1920 and was art director for Richard-Ginori from 1923 to 1930. In 1926, with editor Gianni Mazzocchi, he founded the magazine Domus, staying on as editor until his death. He was invited to take over the art direction of Luigi Fontana in 1931 and in 1932 he founded FontanaArte with Pietro Chiesa.He was one of the promoters of the Compasso d’Oro Award and a founder member of the ADI (Italian association for industrial design), as well as curating programmes for the Milan Triennale on many occasions and teaching at Milan Polytechnic.