Gio Ponti, a Unique Designer

Gio Ponti, a Unique Designer

Les Puces du Design freshen up for their 35th edition and make the most of it to give a new impulse, brought in by the studio 5.5 and which opens new reflections. Or, at least, which reminds us design is not just about furniture.  Dedicating the central space of the living room to Gio Ponti, master of Italian architecture and design, sets the tone. It is most of all a matter of personnality. He would have celebrated his 125th birthday this year. Portes de Versailles, the gallery Nova Ars will exhibit the iconic pieces of the master from November 17th to November 20th, while Ilario Scagliola will come and introduce his book “Comprendere Gio Ponti e la bellezza matematica delle cose” (“Understanding Gio Ponti: the mathematical beauty of things”). This book is dedicated to the designer’s passion for the golden number and witness of a unique way of working: Clear, precise, and functional. Probably inherited from his training at the Polytechnic University of Milan, thanks to which he became an architect. But only one function was not enough. Ponti does not only want to draw the Italians’ houses. He wished to use his knowledge for a better standard of living and, above all, he wanted to create. A lifestyle was born from his willpower. An after-war renewal for which he imagined pieces of furniture and daily objects in a timeless and classic style. Inexpensive furniture for the Rinascente to the Superleggera chair made by Cassina, and to the Pirelli Tower in Milan. Private and public orders do not stop for all that. And since Gio is insatiable, he launched the prestigious design journal Domus. Coloured, always poetic and engaged, just like him. This man knew how to break down the barriers between adepts with a desarming modernity and his work, with the years, became vital in numerous homes, as you can see on The Socialite Family.

Gio Ponti, a Unique Designer
Salon Canapé Livres Luminaire Vintage Table basse Appartement Giovanni Cagnato Milan

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