Demi Volèe table, Fontana Arte
Table lamp with direct light emission and adjustable head. Body in extruded aluminium, head in die cast aluminium, joints in die-cast aluminum and mechanical wires in steel. Provided with base for table, clamp and wall mounting to be combined with the body, available light grey (RAL 7044 matt), anthracite grey (RAL 7024 matt), white (RAL 9016 matt) and fluorescent yellow. A simple wave of the hand under the head of the lamp activates an electronic device that switches the light on or off without any contact (touchless). A touch sensor over the head allows the flow of light to be regulated to four different levels of intensity (0%, 40%, 60%, 100%). A Time Out system automatically switches the lamp off after it has been on for 5 hours. Once the lamp is switched off, it keeps the last light intensity used. The lamp is supplied with multiple plug. Black power cable, ballast on cable and plug.
Volée is the outcome of reflection on evolution in life and work styles and, as a consequence, on the changing use of dedicatedtools, from furnishings through to the lighting and accessories currently featured in workplaces. Volée switches onwith an almost tennis-style gesture: a simple wave of the hand under the head of this lamp activates an electronic device thatswitches the light on or off without any contact, while a touch sensor over the head allows the flow of light to be regulated tothree different levels of intensity. A new-gen LED board generates a soft adjustable light that spreads through our hands and onto the work surface, ensuringgreat visual comfort. A Time Out system automatically switches the lamp off after it has been on for 5 hours.The tension for the hidden-spring balancing mechanisms is provided by steel wires coated in a colored polymer that gives thislamp sophisticated furnishing accessory style. Alternating rationality and form, cylinders and spherical sections carved out byflat surfaces and soft curves are characteristics that make this lamp suitable for any setting, with all the understatement andpracticality typical of work tools while adding a pleasing little decorative accent.
Demi Volèe table 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.