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Fontana Arte IO Wall Light

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Designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune for the iconic Italian brand Fontana Arte.

Available in a choice of four colours.

A clever LED wall light that can be adjusted as required.

In 1610, Galileo Galilei discovered a satellite of Jupiter, named IO after one of the many lovers of Zeus from Greek mythology. Through his telescope at Padua University, Galileo saw a dot of light and realised it was a small bright, reddish yellow moon. Shaped like a small curved lunar disc, IO is a wall lamp designed for LED light sources. Thanks to its dual-axis rotation frame, it has the distinguishing feature rotating on both longitudinal and transverse axes, for total light management. IO is easy to handle and adjust thanks to its size, the Up/Down movement on the external diffuser widens and narrows the ray of light. Like a satellite with the planet around which it orbits, the IO lamp appears almost suspended, very close to the wall yet never touching it, positioned at a distance that allows the light to gently caress the wall in an intimate wall-washing effect.Designed to provide light that is as personal and adjustable as possible, this lamp is ideal at the bedside but its versatility also makes it an excellent solution for illuminating walls in an office or corridors in a hotel.Despite its small size and ease of manoeuvre, the screen in die-cast aluminium conveys great sturdiness, as does the wall mounted base. The diffuser is painted in 4 matt-finish colours: graphite grey, red, white and blue, while the inside is white. 

About FontanaArte - In 1881 Luigi Fontana starts his business in Milan, manufacturing float glass for the construction industry. As the century draws to a close, the company is producing refined bespoke and one-off glass furnishing accessories. Gio Ponti, former founding editor of Domus magazine, is invited to take over the company’s art direction in 1931. Several of the pieces he designs for FontanaArte are still in production, including the 0024, Bilia, Pirellina, and Pirellone lamps, and the Tavolino 1932 coffee table. In 2012 Giorgio Biscaro was introduced as artistic director at FontanaArte. He graduated in Industrial Design at Venice University with a dissertation on LED lamps, collaborated with various design brands and in 2007 opened his own studio. In 2009/2010 he showed at the Salone Satellite, receiving enthusiastic feedback from the press and public. In 2011, he was selected by the magazine Case da Abitare as one of the 20 most talented Italian designers.