The company Luigi Fontana was born in 1881 as a manufacturer of glass sheets laboratory for the building, becomes the point of reference of Italian design in 1931 under the artistic direction of Gio Ponti, one of the key characters of the cultural debate of those years, some of his lamps they are still in production, as the Pirelli Tower, and Bilia table 1932. The transformation from craft to industry came in 1950 with Enlarge it still retains the strong imprint craft, are the years of the economic boom and Fontana fits into that context of great economic and industrial unrest with its production always consistent and extremely elegant. Fountain is a source of ideas and collaboration, and in 1980, under the artistic direction of Gae Aulenti, began working as a talent scout activities for the new design generation. In those years also become important new marketing strategy, advertising campaigns will become a reference point for a new approach to communication. Fontana produces some of the lamps that are the history of industrial design, Sillaba and Scintilla designed by Castiglioni, Nobi created by Metis group, all still in production and still timeless. Over the years are born collaborations with some of the most creative names such as Magistretti, Holl, Foster, Siza, Piano, Chipperfield that as in any laboratory work closely with young designers. The production is enhanced with the use of non-conventional materials for the brand and with the inclusion of innovative and environmentally friendly technologies.