the project at the centre

Making glass a protagonist in the world of design

Shining a spotlight on glass in the world of design. FIAM Italia, the brainchild of Vittorio Livi, was launched in 1973 with this mission in mind. The first company in the world to dedicate an entire collection to furnishing elements made entirely using the technique of bending sheet glass. An intimidating material, with no existing technology or production facilities to refer to, hitherto used in furniture only as an accessory, would take a prominent place in the middle-class homes.

It was a victory over common sentiment. The initial diffidence towards such an ambitious and highly original project soon captured the attention of world-renowned artists and designers. This led to the first partnerships with leading designers who had already made their name with the international jet-set which would motivate the company to experiment and develop avant-garde techniques and processes to the point of offering increasingly comprehensive furniture solutions.


The evolution of design brought with it ever more ambitious challenges that Fiam proved more than capable of meeting. The Ghost armchair, designed in 1973 by Cini Boeri, is a clear example of this. It was the first single-block seat made entirely of curved glass, which went on to win numerous awards and recognitions.

Sculptural creations capable of stamping their mark on a space, through the innovative material processing techniques that allowed the glass sheet to be moulded to accommodate the most daring of shapes. Thanks to the Phaser, now known as waterjet, in 1989 Fiam launched the revolutionary Hydra coffee table, designed by Massimo Morozzi.

The masters of design

Enzo Mari, Giugiaro Design, Ron Arad and Vico Magistretti treasure the working techniques developed by Fiam to design products that would mark an era in the Italian design scenario. 

Papiro (Giugiaro, 1991), Montefeltro (Mari, 1991) and Vulcano (Magistretti, 1998) dining tables and the Clear coffee tables collection (Arad, 1998) are clear examples of this.

From refraction to reflection:

From refraction to reflection. With this concept, in 1998, Fiam and Philippe Starck overcame the conventional transparency of glass with the Caadre mirror. For the first time, the beauty of curved glass encountered the magic of silvering. 

Within a short time, numerous mirrors by prestigious designers, such as Libeskind and Fuksas, would grace an ever-expanding collection.

FIAM in the world:
art is at home

“There is a very fine line between art and design. Art appeals to the emotions of the heart and spirit, while design, in addition to emotions, must meet the practical needs of everyday living.” 

In 1992, with this philosophy in mind, Vittorio Livi founded Spazio Miralfiore, the first museum in the world dedicated to unique works made entirely of glass, stemming from numerous partnerships with world famous artists. In addition to being a museum, Villa Miralfiore is also the site of the company’s showroom.

This approach is soon recognized internationally so much that some of historic icons of FIAM’s collection are exhibited in the most prestigious museums all over the world. 

In particular, the Atlas table is displayed at the Musèe des Arts Decoratifs in Paris along with the Ghost armchair, also present at the Musèe des Arts Decoratifs in Montreal, as well as the Caadre mirror at the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain in Paris.

The evolution of the material

The evolution of the material is translated into a determination to transcend the purity of transparency by impressing innovative patterns onto the material combined with novel colours and finishes. Thanks to the technique of melting the sheet at high temperatures, the glass loses its original flatness to create new, warm, textured surfaces as in the case of the Echo collection, produced in collaboratin with the Marcel Wanders, and the innovative DV-Glass, a patent developed in-house.

the Moods of FIAM

No longer just objects, but subjects that begin to inhabit an internal landscape by interacting with other materials, entities capable of coexisting in settings where diversity is highlighted and becomes a stand-out feature. This is how our Moods come to life, atmospheric styles in which our products come together in a perfect balance.

Fiam Italia has been awarded in 2001 with Ferrari Auto and Abet Laminati, and has been the 14th company to be awarded. Passion, design, research together with the culture of glass are the founding values of the company now and in the future.


Compasso d'Oro Career Award


Compasso d'Oro Career Award
GHOST armchair


Laura Aquili and Ergian Alberg are the designers of SIGMY coffee table in curved glass. They were born respectively in 1973 and 1972. After enriching work experience in several international offices, such as Zaha Hadid Architects, OMA, Unstudio and Fuksas, they started in 2006 the AquiliAlberg Studio, dealing with architecture, design and graphic design.
Archirivolto, studio di progettazione industriale, design e architettura fondato nel 1983 da Claudio Dondoli e Marco Pocci, ha disegnato per FIAM la sedia Dress. Quando scelgono di occuparsi insieme di design, l’interesse per il teatro influenza in modo determinante l’impostazione del nuovo studio.
FIAM's partnership with Bartoli Design Studio has allowed the creation of different tables in curved glass: Ray, Ray Plus, Ray Plus Black, Sahara and Rime.
The partnership of Benini and Gonzo with Helidon Xhixha has led to the creation of Christine and Phantom wall mirrors in fused glass.
Dante Oscar Benini and Luca Gonzo are the designers of several pieces of furniture in curved glass by FIAM. They have designed in particular the LLT collection , which includes consoles, desks and tables.
Cini Boeri is the designer of FIAM Ghost chair in curved glass, an icon of design worldwide and on display at Moma in New York.
Simone Bonanni designs for Italian and international brands, devoting himself to both product design and the development of Limited Editions. For Fiam Italia he designed the extendable table Theo.
Luca Casini, is the designer of FIAM Babila, the shelf in curved glass for house and for office.
Valerio Cometti works in partnership with many international brands and is the designer of the FIAM desk in glass called Bright. He earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1975 at the Politecnico University in Milan and in 2005 he came back from Australia and established the Cometti+V12 Design Studio.
The partnership between FIAM and the designer Angelo Cortesi, who has been working in the architecture and industrial design field since 1996, has lead to the creation of the Ponte coffee table in curved glass.
Marzia and Leo Dainelli are the architects and designers who designed the Reverso glass mirror for FIAM. With a wide range of design skills, they are active in various fields: product design, interior design, exhibition design and graphic design.
Nicola de Ponti, partner of the AstoriDePontiAssociati Studio, is a renowned designer who has conceived for FIAM Butterfly coffee table in curved glass. De Ponti was Born in Milan in 1971. After his degree in Architecture at the Politecnico University in Milan he got trained at a international level.
One the most fruitful partnerships for FIAM is the one with Fabio Di Bartolomei, the designer of several FIAM products: Epsylon table , Brigitte chair, Admiral mirror in curved glass and the pieces of furniture in glass Elix and Homo Sapiens. Fabio di Bartolomei was born in Udine and started here in 1979 the Di Bartolomei Design Studio.
Rodolfo Dordoni has designed for FIAM several pieces of furniture: Let me see, mirror-console in curved glass, Luxor in two versions, table and meeting table and Neutra coffee table in curved glass. The architect and designer Rodolfo Dordoni was born in 1954 in Milan, where he earned his degree in Architecture in 1979.
Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas, architects, designers and heads of Fuksas studio, one of the most renowned architecture studio in the world, have designed for FIAM several products: the mirrors in curved glass Lucy, Rosy and Mary and Roy coffee table in glass.
Elegance, clarity and simplicity are key to Emmanuel Gallina’s work. His creative ethic at authenticity and coherence is embodied in every one of his projects. To him, attention to detail is a constant priority in the contours, shapes and functionality of his work.
French-registered architect, Chafik Gasmi, is also an industrial designer. He started his career in 1987 when he designed and furnished a house in Algiers and a hotel in Paris. Following the success he enjoyed with his own furniture designs, he set up his own publishing company, UNIVERS INTÉRIEUR, in 1990.
Leandro Gerussi and Carlo Mariano Sartoris are the designers who designed Mensole, the curved glass shelf by FIAM. From 1982 to 1986 the Gerussi - Sartoris duo participated in the production of some of the most prestigious contemporary furniture and lighting companies.
Massimo Iosa Ghini has designed for FIAM Genio coffee table in curved glass and Dorian mirror with frame in fused glass. Ghini was born in Bologna in 1959 and studied architecture in Florence in the effervescent climate of Radical Design and then in Milan where he obtained his degree in Architecture.
Makio Hasuike is the founder of the very first studio of industrial design in Italy, the Maiko Hasuike & Co., and has designed the Dama console in curved glass by Fiam. He was born in 1938 in Tokyo, where he obtained his degree in Industrial Design at the Tokyo University of the Arts in 1962.
Marcel Wanders is a leading product and interior designer with over 1900 iconic product and interior design experiences all around the globe for private clients and premium brands.
Setsu and Shinobu Ito are both architects and designers. They have created several products for FIAM: the curved glass coffee table Toki, the chair Kamy and the modular glass element system Inori that can be used as a bookcase, display or container.
Patrick Jouin, designer whose creativity finds its expression through decorative arts in the field of industrial design, as created for FIAM the Aura showcase in curved glass and Magma table in glass. Patrick Jouin was born in Nantes, France, in 1967 and obtained his degree in 1992 at the ENSCI- Les ateliers in Paris.
The American Danny Lane is the designer of several pieces of furniture in curved glass FIAM: the ATLAS collection, which includes table, coffee table and desk, and the coffee table with hand-sculpted glass top Shell. A sculptor of American origin, Danny Lane moved to England in 1975 to study with Patrick Reyntiens, an artist specialised in the use of coloured glass.
Daring, eclectic, unconventional, and empathetic. This is Francesca Lanzavecchia's approach to design. She graduated in Industrial Design from the Politecnico di Milano, and then attended the Master's program in Conceptual Design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven.
Artist, technician, photographer, designer, video artist, Levy's skills are multi-disciplinary, and his works are shown and installed worldwide.
The architects and designers Marta Laudani and Marco Romanelli have designed for FIAM two mirrors in curved glass: Hiroshi and Ritratto. Marta Laudani and Marco Romanelli have been working in partnership since 1986 in the associated studios of Rome and Milan.
Daniel Libeskind is a internationally renowned figure in the field of architecture and urban design. He has designed for FIAM several pieces of furniture in curved glass: the mirrors The Wing, Mirage and Mirage Tv and the desk Scribe. Libeskind was born in Poland in 1946 and became an American citizen in 1965.
In addition to being the founder of FIAM, Vittorio Livi is also the designer of several of the company's glass products: the Palladio and Palladio Uno display cabinets, the Venus mirror collection, the Grillo glass bedside table, the Ragno table and the Ragnetto low table.
Luca Lo Bianco and Francesco Mansueto, architects from Turin, are the designers of the L'Astra table lamp in curved glass by Fiam.
Paolo Lucidi and Luca Pevere are designers who collaborate with FIAM and have created the curved glass coffee tables Flute and Macramè for the company. They always try to deal with different types of products, contaminating them with new aesthetic languages and technologies.
Xavier Lust is a internationally renowned designer. He has created for Fiam Graph desk in curved glass and Caldeira mirror. His work is clearly identifiable through the visible tension he gives to his objects, and the curves inspired by his innovative (de)formation process of metallic surfaces.
Vico Magistretti, Italian architect and designer, has projected the coffee table in curved glass Gemini by FIAM. He was born in 1920 in Milan in a family whose members have been architects for generations. He earned his degree in Architecture in 1945 at the Politecnico University in Milan and stared working in his father's studio.
Born in Bergamo in 1980, she graduated with honours in industrial design in 2005 from the Politecnico di Milano and began working as a designer, focusing on the furniture market.
Ilaria Marelli, founder of the Ilaria Marelli Studio, is the designer of Milo bedside table in curved glass and of the showcases Milo Day, Milo Day Led and Milo Sideboard by FIAM. Ilaria Marelli, architect and designer, in 2004 started her own creative lab Ilaria Marelli Studio, dealing with product, interior and exposition design.
Gupica creative studio, founded in Bologna in 2015, carries out interior design, product design and set design projects, using a multidisciplinary method that involves decorative arts, interior and product design, contemporary experimentation and artisanal work. In a collaboration with Fiam, Gupica has designed Sipario, a system of pendant lamps in rippled glass.
Enzo Mari is an artist and a designer who has created for FIAM several tables in glass. Find out more about the FIAM products designed by Enzo Mari, go to the website!
Massimo Morozzi, architect and co-founder of Archizzom, is the designer of several products by FIAM. Do you want to know more about Massimo Morozzi? Go to the website!
Patrick Norguet befittingly illustrates the definition of a designer. He is at the core of a collective and innovative approach to design and stands as one of the protagonists of a project.
Matteo Nunziati, renowned Italian architect and designer has conceived for Fiam the Table in curved glass Varesina, the cupboard Varesina and the coffee table Quadra.
Davide Oppizzi founded the agency DCUBE design espaces lumière SA in Geneva in 2001. He specializes in the creation and development of high quality projects related to lighting, greentech and architecture.
Ludovica + Roberto Palomba, the golden couple of Italian design, for over 25 years have been designing products that escape the trends.
Multifaceted award-winning industrial designer Satyendra Pakhalé has created for FIAM the extensible table Kayo.
Roberto Paoli , a designer from the Marche region, has collaborated with Fiam for several years and he has designed for the company various pieces of furniture in curved glass: Mir mirror available also with lamp, Luminare drawer unit and Vogue magazine rack.
Founded in Milan in 2006 by Marco Paolelli and Sandro Meneghello, after their graduation at Politecnico of Milan, the studio has partnered with Italian and foreign companies to create added value through product design.
Christophe Pillet is the French designer who designed some FIAM products. Discover the products designed by Christophe Pillet, visit our website!
Prospero Rasulo is the designer of FIAM Charlotte coffee table in curved glass and other FIAM products. Discover more about the designer Rasulo, go to the website!
Paolo Rizzatto is the designer of FIAM Hasami mirror in curved glass. Discover more about the designer of FIAM furniture, visit the website!
Roberto Semprini is the Italian designer who created for FIAM the coffee table in curved glass Manta. Discover more about Roberto Semprini, visit the website!
Philippe Starck, internationally renowed designer, designed for FIAM glass mirror Caadre. Visit the website to find out more about Philippe Starck!
Mac Stopa, is an award-winning architect and designer whose work spans several design disciplines: architecture, interior design, industrial design, graphic design, art and fashion.
The collaboration between FIAM and Studio Klass has led to the creation of many pieces of furniture in glass: Magique coffee tables, Magique Totem display cabinet, Plié collection, Lakes coffee tables and Flaminio dining table.
Enrico Tonucci is the designer who created for FIAM the console in curved glass for Elementare. Discover more about the FIAM designer Enrico Tonucci, visit the website!
Elio Vigna is a designer who collaborates with FIAM for the realization of products. Do you want to know more about Vigna designer and his creations? Go to the website!
This Weber is the designer who has created the chairs Bacall and Callas by FIAM.
Ryosuke Fukusada is a Japanese product designer born in Osaka. In 2012 he established FUKUSADA STUDIO in Kyoto, currently works with a large number of domestic clients and many international companies included those in Italy and Denmark.
Over time, Yonoh has made its way with fine and elegant work, resolved flawlessly. And they have achieved this by working on a perfect balance between their own voice and the style of the firm.

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