Paris will be celebrating the work of designer Gio Ponti with the Tutto Ponti exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs from 19 October to 10 February. The opportunity to look back on a unique way of working. Clear, precise, functional. Undoubtedly a legacy from his studies at the Milan Polytechnic, which led him to pursue a career as an architect. An occupation that would soon no longer be sufficiently fulfilling for him. Ponti did not just want to design the Italian house. He wanted to put his knowledge to work for a “better life” and, above all, to create. From his desire was born a lifestyle. A post-war renaissance, for which he designed furniture and everyday objects in a timeless classic style. Inexpensive furniture for La Rinascente and the Superleggera chair produced by Cassina, as well as the Pirelli tower in Milan. Because private and public orders did not stop pouring in. And since Gio was an insatiable man, he launched the prestigious design review Domus in the same vein. Colourful, always poetic and committed, in his own image. That of a man who knew how to break down the barriers between his disciples with a disarming modernity and who, over the years, established himself in many homes, as evidenced by those of The Socialite Family.
Tutto Ponti, Gio Ponti Archi-Designer, Musée des Arts Décoratif – 107 Rue Rivoli, 75001 Paris. From 19 October 2018 to 10 February 2019. Opening: Tuesday to Sunday, from 11:00 to 18:00 Thursday, from 11:00 to 21:00.
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