Volèe floor, Fontana Arte
Volée is a Led luminaire of the latest generation, in which the formal research is combined with technological innovation. Featured by an essential design, Volée switches on with an almost tennis-style gesture: a simple wave of the hand under the head of this lamp activates an electronic device that switches the light on or off without any contact. A touch sensor over the head allows the flow of light to be regulated to four different levels of intensity (40%, 60%, 100%, 0%). A Time Out system automatically switches the lamp off after it has been on for 5 hours. The lamps consists of a head and of structural rods in extruded aluminum and joints in die-cast aluminum. The tension for the hidden-spring balancing mechanisms is provided by steel wires that allow to orientate the light emission with a fluid movement. Available in four different finishes with matt paint in white, anthracite grey and fluorescent yellow, Volée is suitable for every kind of environment, both modern and traditional.
Volèe floor by Fontana Arte official dealer, 2 years warranty.
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Founded in 1932 by Luigi Fontana, owner of an important glass manufacturing company, and Gio Ponti, FontanaArte was the first Italian business to establish itself in the interior design sector. Continually experimenting with new ways of defining contemporary decoration, Gio Ponti brought in Pietro Chiesa, already owner of an artisan glass-making workshop. Together, the two rapidly turned FontanaArte into one of the most important players in the elaboration of early modernity for Italian home furnishing accessories.
In the fifties, Max Ingrand took over as artistic director at the company. This period was one of great modernization of company processes, heading towards a regime of industrial-style production. For FontanaArte, the eighties were a dynamic period of cultural regeneration that asserted the company’s role as one of the absolute main players in Italy and international design. Artistic direction was entrusted to Gae Aulenti who, by involving a large number of very diverse designers, very young or already famous, insisted on research that explored the most expressive experiences in Italian design.
In 1998, the Italian Association for Industrial Design (ADI) awarded the Compasso d’Oro for career to FontanaArte, highlighting in its reasons how the company, by involving different designers, had managed to create a lively creative climate that had upgraded one of the historic names in Italian design.