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Giò Ponti


The Italian designer Giovanni Ponti – better known as Gio Ponti – is world renowned for the works of art he created in different fields: theatrical sets, buildings, lamps, chairs, kitchenware, and even Murano glass items. He was born in Milan, where he graduated at the School of architecture, focusing on architectural design and decorative arts. The furniture and porcelain he created have been largely appreciated for their particular design. In 1928 Gio Ponti also created the prestigious magazine Dominus, which spread his style among the contemporary circles of architecture and figurative arts. He was one of the founders of Il Labirinto, and one of the organizers of the first Triennale di Monza. He cooperated with Paolo Venini to explore new styles and techniques, and in 1946 Gio Ponti created his personal collection of Murano glass items that Venini would make: a series of coloured bottles and glasses made of rods, and a bottle with a spiral, which was reproduced in porcelain by the company Richard Ginori, where Gio Ponti worked as artistic consultant from 1923 to 1938. The series Trionfo Italiano and Passeggiata Archeologica well represent Ponti's style, and are well-known among his fans.

Items created by: Giò Ponti