GIO PONTI (1891-1979) was a poet, painter, industrial designer, architect and founding editor of Domus magazine. Through his designs and his work at Domus, he was the godfather of Italy's post-war design renaissance.
"Love architecture, be it ancient or modern. Love it for its fantastic, adventurous and solemn creations; for its inventions; for the abstract, allusive and figurative forms that enchant our spirit and enrapture our thoughts. Love architecture, the stage and support of our lives." - Gio Ponti
“Architecture is made to be looked at. Facades are the wall of the street, and a city is made of streets; the facades are the visible part of the city, they are all of the city that appears.” -Gio Ponti
A passionate propagandist for design excellence, Ponti encourage every person to use good design as a means of enjoying a colorful and sensual life.
Hugely prolific and touching many aspects of design during his lifetime, his daughter, Lisa Licitra Ponti, summarised his work: "Sixty years of work, buildings in thirteen countries, lectures in twenty-four, twenty-five years of teaching, fifty years of editing, articles in every one of the five hundred and sixty issues of his magazines, two thousand five hundred letters dictated, two thousand letters drawn, designs for a hundred and twenty enterprises, one thousand architectural sketches."
We currently have a wonderful pair of Gio Ponti Pieghevole Folding lounge chairs.
Italian walnut, wool, brass, Made in Italy 1958. Sold with certificate of authentication from the Gio Ponti Archives. Signed with stamped manufacturer's mark on frame of each chair.
Available to view on our newly redesigned website : (item S254)
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