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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
via Design Museum

“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 Pon…