«It all started with a stool. A glass stool, of course. A photographer friend came to see me in my glass workshop; he saw me standing on the stool and took a picture that was published in some newspapers. It was then, at that moment, I asked myself: why not try to make furniture from glass? Since then, from the first, self-built furnace for bending glass sheets through to early collaborations with artists and designers, it’s been a continuous learning curve». This memory, shared by the founder and sole director of the company, Vittorio Livi, represents the start of the forty year history of Fiam, a company based in the Marche region of Italy that combines traditional and industrial processes to design, develop, and produce furniture items made of curved glass. «In Fiam’s workshops, we have always tried to respond to the ideas presented to us by designers, even when they seem impossible. Designers, like all great artists, are driven by a creativity that stimulates all those who come into contact with it, and which demands cutting-edge innovation. By placing our faith in their ideas, over time, we have been able to develop new technologies that have allowed us to create unique objects on an industrial scale».