Pietro Chiesa

Pietro Chiesa

Pietro Chiesa was born to a Ticino family of artists in Milan in 1892. With his apprenticeship at the glass factory Giannotti, the Italian designer laid the foundation for his glass processing workshop, which he founded in 1921.

In his work, Pietro Chiesa unified his love for modernity with high technical skills. Thus, he for instance created the glass windows of the Stock Exchange of Trieste.

Finally, Gio Ponti approached Chiesa in 1932 with the request to participate in the artistic direction of the newly founded company FontanaArte. Some of the pieces that emerged there have become important components of design history, such as the floor lamp Luminator. Pietro Chiesa died in Paris in 1948.

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