Designed by Odo Fioravanti for the iconic Italian brand Fontana Arte.
Available in a choice of four colours.
Volée is a latest-generation LED lighting fixture, in which formal research is combined with technological innovation. Characterised by a minimalist design, it is operated by an almost tennis-like gesture: a simple swipe of the hand beneath the head activates an electronic sensor that turns it on and off, without any physical contact. A touch sensor placed over the head allows the regulation of four levels of light intensity ( 40%, 60%, 100%, 0% ). A Time Out system automatically turns the lamp off after 5 hours of operation. The device consists of a head and structural rods in extruded aluminum and die-cast aluminum joints.
The balancing mechanisms, with a hidden spring, are tensioned by steel ropes, which allow the user to direct the light with one fluid motion.
Available in table, wall and floor versions.
The table version can be equipped with a USB port for charging smart phones and tablets but this is an extra cost option so please call for more information.
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.