Not just another pretty face. Nobi, as handy as it is decorative

If the Castiglioni team’s Scintilla system was ground breaking in the Seventies, two decades later Studio Metis forges ahead with Nobi, picking up where its predecessor left off. A chrome-plated or brushed metal band encircles a circular diffuser made up of two pressed, tempered and sandblasted glass dishes. These elementary components conceal a complex system in which the two bowl-shaped glass discs are clipped together by a grip system and fastened to the metal frame by two pins, also holding the bulb. In this way the diffuser rotates freely, directing its intense halogen beam as required. Nobi also offers an indirect emission feature through a reflector fitted to one side of the diffuser for further effects like turning the light towards a wall or ceiling. State-of-the-art Nobi comes in floor, wall and hanging versions, guaranteeing total practicality without losing any of its design appeal.

FontanaArte buys out Candle and considers new forms of expression

By the time FontanaArte hit 60 it had already made a significant impact on the history of contemporary design and the brand was an established international name in luxury lighting. It was time for a shakeup and to start talking to a new generation of consumers, a conviction that motivated FontanaArte’s 1992 acquisition of Candle. An additional corporate division that could come up with a collection specifically for a younger age group. Upcoming design names were hired to develop projects that took on board innovative forms of expression, materials and production processes, to offer the market quality at a more competitive price.

Prima Signora: the unmatched style of Daniela Puppa

A magnificent globe in white blown glass crowns the chrome-plated tripod. The surprising arrangement of these understated lines produces the graceful end result: Prima Signora, a floor lamp by Daniela Puppa, and a long-awaited hint of feminine elegance enhances the FontanaArte collection.

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