Vittorio Livi

Vittorio Livi has always been a passion: glass.

The first company established by Vittorio Livi was “Fullet” to produce decorated glasses earmarked for the furniture industry. Then followed: Artiglass, Curvovetro, Cromoglass, Vellutart. In 1973, while he was setting up all these companies, he established “Fiam Italia”, the first company able to perform curved glass furniture items, which most well known international designers cooperate with. Among these there are: Giorgetto Giugiaro, Enzo Mari, Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, Cini Boeri, Vico Magistretti, Makio Hasuike, Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas, Daniel Libeskind, Oscar Dante Benini and others.

Fiam Italia, world-wide leader on one’s field, distributes its own collection all over the world and some of its products are hosted by 25 international museums.

In 1988, together with Massimo and Alberta Ferretti, established the “Montegridolfo srl” to reorganize the homonym walled-in suburb dating back to VII century b.C., got to be crumbling, has been brought back to the ancient brightness.

In 1992 he bought “Villa Miralfiore” Pesaro’s historical building dating back to 1260 that has marked the historical stages of these places by the nobles that have lived there. Meanwhile it got to be crumbling ,was recovered together with its own typical Italian garden.

 A part of “Villa MIrafiore” was used as museum to host glass works produced by himself in cooperation with some artists such as: Gianni Colombo, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Enrico Baj, Walter Valentini Danny Lane, Umberto Mariani, Eugenio Carmi, Luigi Veronesi, Bruno Munari, Oscar Piattella, Vasco Bendini… edificio storico di Pesaro del 1260 che ha segnato le tappe storiche di questi luoghi tramite le famiglie nobili che l’hanno abitata; diventata nel frattempo fatiscente, viene recuperata unitamente al suo originario giardino all’italiana.

Una parte viene dedicata alla realizzazione di un Museo per opere in vetro da lui prodotte collaborando con artisti quali: Gianni Colombo, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Enrico Baj, Walter Valentini Danny Lane, Umberto Mariani, Eugenio Carmi, Luigi Veronesi, Bruno Munari, Oscar Piattella, Vasco Bendini …

Vittorio Livi the artist

Sculptures realised:

  • “Fullet”,
  • “Ospite”
  • “Ipotenusa”,ordered by Camera di commercio of Pesaro in 1987
  • “Cammini delle fate” to celebrate the 30° company’s anniversary and selectioned by the Triennale of Milano for the Collezione Permanente of Design
  • “Stella”to reward Doc. Claudio Costa, founder of the mobile clinic
  • “Crocefisso”ordered by ten Clubs Lions and donated to Your Holiness Giovanni Paolo II
  • Italian flag made of curved glass and LED orded by Carpegna municipality
  • “Gesto”
  • “Vaso”.
  • 2015 Crucifix “Energia del mondo” manufactured for Pope Francesco, commissioned by UCID
  • 2015 “Cuore” Rossini International Award

Vittorio Livi the designer

Over the years, Vittorio Livi has designed for FIAM numerous products. In particular:

  • the pouf Onda in 1973;
  • the table Direzionale in 1982,
  • the tables Nastro and Ragno in 1984,
  • the showcases Erre, Ellisse and Pigreco in 1987,
  • the table Omega in 1988,
  • the bed-side table Grillo and the table Infinito in 1989,
  • the coffee table Gioco in 1991,
  • The screen Esse in 1993,
  • The trolley Gar in 1994,
  • the showcase Palladio in 1995,
  • the table Marea in 1997,
  • the trolleys Pitti and Boboli in 1999,
  • the showcase Galà in 2000,
  • the trays Toulum and Kobà in 2004

He has received many awards and honours

  • 1988 Gold Medal from CCIAA of Pesaro and Urbino
  • 1988 Honour recognition “City of New York” from mayor Edward Koch
  • 1991 Commander Republic
  • 1998 Premio Culturale Frontino from Chancellor Carlo Bo
  • 1998 Manager of the year from the association “I BOCCONIANI”
  • 2000 Degree “ONORIS CAUSA” from the University of Urbino
  • 2001 COMPASSO D’ORO to the career
  • 2006 Cultural Prize “Rotondi” of Sassocorvaro
  • 2010 Recognition "Amici di Melvin Jones" from Lions club International
  • 2014 Silver ATROUR-O Award a recognition for the great contribution to the art
  • 2015 Ambassador at Urbino University
  • 2016 Leonardo Italian Quality Prize 2015 from Leonardo Committee
  • 2016 Raffaello Prize from the Institute for the Protection of Italian Producers (ITPI)

Currently he is holding the following offices:

  • President of Fiam Italia
  • Managing director of Montegridolfo srl
  • Member of CDA Fla Eventi - Promoter of Salone del Mobile of Milan
  • Managing Director “Gruppo Mobili “ in Assarredo
  • Junta Member Federlegno Arredo - Milan
  • Board Member of Confindustria PU
  • Member of “Accademia Raffaello” of Urbino
  • Partner of LIONS CLUB Pesaro Host PU
  • Member of “Leonardo Committee” of Rome
  • Member of UCID (Unione Cristiana Imprenditori Dirigenti)