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Gio Ponti

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Giovanni Ponti (1891–1979), better known by his nickname Gio, was arguably the most important figure in 20th-century Italian architecture and design. He is best known for his imposing buildings (his Pirelli Tower looms over Milan); his sometimes practical, sometimes impractical furniture (including, in the former category, the lightweight Superleggera chair, produced by Cassina since 1957; […]

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Gio Ponti’s cut-out cathedral in Taranto deserves a resurrection | The design of the Concattedrale Gran Madre di Dio, as it became known, was inspired by its maritime surroundings. In place of a central crossing tower, Ponti came up with the idea of a ‘sail’. A kind of belfry without bells, the full width of the nave and 40m high, it is built from two concrete walls just a metre apart, perforated with vertical slits and hexagonal openings #architecture #design #cathedral

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This mid-century lovechair was inspired by designer Gio Ponti's trips to Latin America in the 1950s. A winner of the Wallpaper Design Award, today the armchair is one of Molenti&C's most beloved pieces. The shell-like structure envelops the sitter in a soft cushion which is one of three customizable components to personalize the chair in range of styles. A signature piece for a residential living space. Made in Italy Upolsthered in Dark Pink Velvet W6272 Black Chrome Feet Dimensions: D…

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At Home With Roberto Baciocchi - The architect in one of his two guest houses, an eclectic mix - The New York Times

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View Bedside dashboard, designed for Nordiska Kompaniet (1953) Designed by Ponti Gio; Walnut root burl-veneered wood, painted brass, brass, glass, Bakelite; 42 7/8 x 27 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. (108.9 x 69.9 x 37.5 cm); . Access more artwork lots and estimated & realized auction prices on MutualArt.

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