Gio Ponti 'Bilia Mini' table lamp for Fontana Arte. Executed in a painted metal frame with a blown white glass diffuser, transparent cord with dimmer, and plug. One of the first and most iconic designs for what would become Fontana Arte.
The Bilia went into production in 1932 and remains as timeless today as a signature piece of both Fontana Arte and the incomparable Gio Ponti. In designing BILIA, the 1932 iconic lamp with a metal cone and a glass sphere, Gio Ponti imagined a smaller version in a range of “spray colors” as on his handwritten notes of the original project. This is newly released table lamp represents the final realization of one of his most enlightened visions.
Price is per item.
In 1931, Gio Ponti and Pietro Chiesa approached the Luigi Fontana Company to manufacture their designs for the home which could be mass-produced but with Italian artisan craftsmanship. This light would exhibit many of the defining characteristics of the Fontana Arte aesthetic: ultra-refined minimalism, modern and Classic materials, geometry, and the transformation of Italian glassworking traditions and craftsmanship to the modern age.
In-stock lead time up to 3-4 weeks. Out-of-stock lead time up to an additional 6 weeks or more. Please note in-stock availability subject to change at any time.
Bulb: 1 x JCD/G9/6W/120V LED Total wattage: 6 watts Lamp color: 2700K Luminous flux: 470 lumens Lumens/Watt: 78.33.
Gio Ponti 'Bilia Mini' Table Lamp for Fontana Arte
CREATOR: Fontana Arte (Manufacturer), Gio Ponti (Designer)
PRODUCTION TYPE: New & Custom (Re-Edition)
PRODUCTION TIME: It will take 3-4 weeks to make this piece
OF THE PERIOD: Mid-Century Modern
PLACE OF ORIGIN: Italy
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: Contemporary
PERIOD: 21st Century
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES:
- Black Variant: Metal, Brass, Opaline Glass
- Blue Variant: Metal, Brass, Opaline Glass
- Brass Variant: Metal, Brass, Opaline Glass
- Green Variant: Metal, Brass, Opaline Glass
- Nickel Variant: Brushed Nickel, Opaline Glass
- Red Variant: Metal, Brass, Opaline Glass
- White Variant: Metal, Brass, Opaline Glass
- Yellow Variant: Metal, Brass, Opaline Glass
DIMENSIONS: H 10.2 in. x Dm 4.7 in. (Centimeters: H 25.91 cm x Dm 11.94 cm)
DIAMETER: 4.7 in. (11.94 cm)