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YoYo Lamps by E. TEDESCHI for FONTANA ARTE, Italy, 1971

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One available Fontana Arte YoYo lamp made of pressed glass, circa 1971. Example of Fontana Arte excellence in crafting glass for lighting, these robust lamps are large glass cylinders united by a stainless steel band. They cast a warm glow that is perfect for bedside. Dreamy and chic Italian bedside table lamps. Price per piece.

Rewired, E12 medium base, 40w max.

YEAR: 1971
DIMENSIONS: H 5 in. x Dm 5.5 in. 
H 12.7 cm x Dm 13.97 cm
DESIGNER: Eugenio Gentili Tedeschi
MATERIAL: Pressed Glass
CONDITION: Excellent
COLOR: Clear glass
PRODUCTION: Out of production


FONTANA ARTE is an Italian glass company founded in 1881 by Luigi Fontana. In 1931, the iconic Italian designer Gio Ponti became art director of the company, revolutionizing the use of glass in design by taking advantage of the recent technical progress offered by industry. Fontana Arte became a fundamental driving force of Italian industrial design. The company made history working with only the best designers of their time like Pietro Chiesa, Max Ingrand, Eugenio Gentili Tedeschi, Gae Aulenti, Sergio Asti, Livio Castiglioni, Piero Castiglioni, Vico Magistretti, Roberto Menghi. Eugenio Gentili Tedeschi (born in Italy, 1916-2005) joined Gio Ponti’s office after graduating in architecture. As a result of the rise of Mussolini’s fascism and racial laws in Italy, Eugenio family had to hide during the war. He was exposed to anti-fascism at a early age and was deeply engaged in fighting fascism in Italy. After the war he opened his own architecture company and taught at Milan Polytechnic school.

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