Pietro Chiesa for Fontana Arte Grand Chandelier
Pietro Chiesa for Fontana Arte, chandelier, brass and glass, Italy, 1940s.
This large chandelier by Italian designer Pietro Chiesa consists of twelve lights with brass and lacquered brass structure. The lights are attached to glass bowls. The chandelier is rectangular shaped and would look perfect in a dining room. A wonderful piece that embraces Chiesa's Art Deco style.
Pietro Chiesa (1892-1948) was born into a family of artists from Ticino, Switzerland. Best known for his glassware, Chiesa presented his work for the first time at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris. In 1933, Chiesa;s studio merged with Fontana Arte. Chiesa became the firm’s art director and ultimately designed numerous objects for Fontana Arte.