Gio Ponti (1891-1979)

Gio Ponti (1891-1979)

 

(18 novembre 1891, Milan – 16 septembre 1979, Milan)

Giovanni Ponti studied architecture at the Milan Polytechnic which he graduated in 1921. He then worked in the architectural office of Emilio Lancia and Mino Fiocchi and in 1923-1930 was artistic director at  Richard Ginori ceramics. His designs won a grand prize at the International Exhibition of Decorative Arts in 1925, Paris.
From 1925 to 1979, he chaired the exhibitions of the Biennial of Monza, and will launch the famous Domus Design magazine edited by Gianni Mazzocchi.
It will work with Fornasetti several years from 1940 to 1950 on editions of furniture and created his famous chair for Cassina, the Supperleggera in 1957.
Gio Ponti, genius architect and designer was one of the most famous Italian regenerators of the post-war design.

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