Born in Milan in 1892, Pietro Chiesa has been one of the leading Italian designers best known for his glassware. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brera and he trained as apprentice glassworker in the studio of Giovan Battista Giannotti.
In 1921 Chiesa opened his own studio – Bottega di Pietro Chiesa. In 1925 he presented his work for the first time at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in Paris.
In 1932 he became artistic director of Fontana Arte – the newborn firm founded by Luigi Fontana – for which he designed more than a thousand different pieces, some of them still in production. His design combines the extreme modernity with a high level handicraft and technical ability and it is now part of our history.