Nice, a company of reference in the home automation sector, has acquired a 60% capital share of FontanaArte, the Milanese company that has made furnishing design history in Italy and the world, founded in 1932 by the architect Gio Ponti and guided by Carlo Guglielmi since 1979. An encounter between two excellent forces of Made in Italy: a young company, founded in 1993, and a historical firm with a great tradition; both express Italian culture and style in business and product management, and stand out for innovation, quality, service, design and prestige, characteristics that represent a competitive advantage in Italy and the world. For Nice this is the continuation of a strategic program launched over the last three years, to enter complementary sectors to provide new integrated solutions for the home. For FontanaArte, Nice represents the opportunity to build a solid industrial base for the future and to facilitate the strategic pursuit of a new international language.