Hot folded frosted glass
Original Fontana Arte label from the period 1960-69
DESIGNER Pietro Chiesa (1892-1948)
MANUFACTURER Fontana Arte
DIMENSIONS L. 35 x H. 26 /cm.
Il Desigh Italiano Degli Anni 50, RDE, 1985, pg.190 (illustration)
Pietro Chiesa was a leading italian designer best known for his glassware. In 1933 he became artistic director of Fontana Arte, the firm founded by Luigi Fontana. He designed many objects including lamps, glass windows, tables, and objets d’art. The cartoccio vase is one his most important and well known pieces as the handmade process made each vase produced, unique.