1973, FIAM, the passion, the project: it’s the beginning.
Even as very young, Vittorio Livi already loves everything about glass, its solidness and fragility, its simplicity and complexity; he regards it as an ancestral material, yet at the same time innovative, eco-friendly and very practical.
In the furniture world, glass was mainly used to make small complements or decorative items, but for the young Vittorio Livi it’s a material with great potential, and thus his dream takes shape: FIAM is born, a single whole with his passion, a fusion of tradition, innovation, handwork, design and research, for a constant commercial and cultural wager.
Glass: the sole protagonist of furniture that astonishes and fascinates. Furniture that time doesn’t leave a mark on: its uniqueness, presence and fashion will remain unaltered wherever and whenever.
A highly qualified team of Master Craftsmen follows the various and complex workings: silvering, curving, decoration, fusion, incision, rounding and engraving.
Each professional works in perfect harmony, knows how to plan and find various solutions to every single case, how to control the shapes and ensure the success of the operation of each object, a success that is achieved thanks to highly sophisticated and unique technologies.
With the role of the Designer, FIAM is boundless: it’s a gamble, it’s a constant challenge for the realisation of any idea.
FIAM gathers proposals and projects, creating, if necessary, new machinery to make their realisation possible. A few examples: in 1982, Massimo Morozzi proposes the Hydra coffee table, and a few years later Philippe Starck draws the project for the Illusion table – in the first case the ‘Passer’ machine is born, capable of pushing water and abrasive dust at a speed of 1.00 meters/sec, whereas for the Illusion table the company had to create a machinery capable of reaching 1000 degrees.
For FIAM, the seventh generation of curving machinery is already in the rear-view. FIAM looks constantly and ceaselessly to the future, so its challenge goes on.
FIAM stands for being open and available to accepting daring proposals at any time, accepting emerging worker roles and brand-new innovations regarding technologies and materials.
FIAM the magnificent dream lives on!