Brand Focus – Fiam Italia
FIAM was born from one man’s passion for glass.
Founded by Vittorio Livi in 1973, FIAM designs, develops and produces items of furniture in curved glass, creating them through a combination of craftsmanship and industrial processes while merging tradition and innovation, hand-crafting and design.
Vittorio Livi came to know and appreciate glass from a very young age. Glass, solid and fragile, natural and artificial, ancient and industrial all at the same time, is a mass of seeming contradictions, and Livi loved it for just that, as well as for its practical qualities.
Glass is environment-friendly and hygienic: it may look simple, because of its transparency, but both its chemistry and its physics are really very complex. And this material of vast potential was virtually only used in the world of furniture for the production of small accessories or ornaments.
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. From its earliest days, FIAM immediately focused on innovation as the driving force for achieving its business and cultural aims.
NEW FOR SUMMER – 2017
Lands – stone and glass coffee table
- Stone top – three finishes available.
- Copper band detail around table edge.
- Hand blown glass base supports – In grey smoked or Amber.
- Comes in Circular or Rectangular.
- Designed by Studio Klass.
This stone and glass coffee table collection is one of a kind. Bringing high end glass and stoneware elements together to form a truly modern and intriguing design. The table is available in three shapes; a slim rectangular form, a shorter rectangular form and a circular form. The Circular options come with three hand blown glass supports while the rectangular versions come with two.
Magma – Dining Table
- Dining table available in 3 sizes.
- Comes with a 15mm glass top in smoker grey, blue or amber finish.
- Base structure made from oak.
- Manufactured by Italian designers – Fiam.
With the result of joint research into technologies for firing and cutting glass, the Magma table almost seems to soften the material. Held on a natural or smoked oak base structure, the tabletop is made of a sheet of fused glass, fired twice in a mould. During firing, the natural texture of the mould marks the glass, producing an interesting graphic effect. Although its production remains industrial, the Magma table makes virtue of its imperfections. The technique developed by Patrick Jouin and mastered by FIAM enables the production of one-off pieces using industrial technology.
ALL TIME CLASSICS
Epsylon Glass Dining Table
- Circular glass table top.
- Elegantly scuplted metal base.
- Polished chrome finish on base.
This eye catching glass dining table is made up from a circular glass table top and elegantly sculpted metal base. The base, formed from a triptych of steel supports jutting out from a singular circular base provides multi-directional support for the table top as well as providing a focal point for any room. The base is finished in a polished chrome and the top is fabricated from 10mm tempered transparent glass.
Mirage – Wall Mirror
- Wall mounted mirror.
- Range of shapes available.
- Range of sizes available.
Wall mirror with brilliant finish aluminium rear frame. This wall mirror works as a beautiful stand alone piece or, alternately multiple mirrors can be wall mounted to cover any area. The Mirage Wall Mirror is available in a wide range of sizes and beautifully tessellating Shapes. Should you need help with working out a suitable configuration for your home please do not hesitate to contact us.
Rialto Piano Glass Coffee Table
- Curved glass coffee table
- Space saving design.
- Range of sizes available.
The contemporary form of this FIAM Rialto curved glass coffee table will add space, clarity and luxury to any environment. This version of the Rialto glass table range offers a greater storage solution via an extra lower glass shelf offering greater flexibility and function.
The Tenants of Fiam
Hand-in-hand with its innovation in design, Livi has always invested heavily in innovation in technology. Industrially produced glass reaches FIAM in the form of sheets. After the initial cutting, grinding and milling stages, the sheet is ready for bending. A process which starts with preheating to 630 degrees. It is fundamental for the glass’s temperature to be absolutely uniform during this stage, because even tiny differences cause the sheet to break.
FIAM sees a designer’s ability to take risks with shapes as a welcome challenge to its technical expertise. The company has even created one-off technologies to produce some pieces.
The success of the complex process by which glass is transformed into the finished product relies on the experience of skilled craftsmen, who carry out various operations such as: silver-coating, bending, decoration, fusion, engraving, grinding and carving.