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The show

FontanaArte. Living in glass is the spring exhibition, curated by Christian Larsen, which offers a critical retrospective on the glass furnishings of the legendary Milanese company, through a scan of the creative repertoire and production periods of the four great artistic directors: Gio Ponti, Pietro Chiesa , Max Ingrand and Gae Aulenti.

From its foundation by Gio Ponti in 1932 to Gae Aulenti 's departure from the company in 1996, FontanaArt's catalog traces a historical stylistic arc in twentieth-century design, from the rational logic of modernism to the playfulness of postmodernism. The company set the standards of Italian design: the perfect continuity between classicism and contemporary technology, the ideal combination of art and industry, the superlative quality of the materials and craftsmanship of industrial glass and the elevation of the everyday object to the art of living.

The exhibition, which develops a path in which each 'room' will focus a specific study on each of the designers, culminates in a suite furnished in the FontanaArte style to evoke a home made of glass interiors. The exhibition was designed by the architect Massimiliano Locatelli.


Timetable and tickets


Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, 8
30124 Venice


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