Gio Ponti



 Gio Ponti’s 1960 masterpiece the Pirelli Tower which soars over Milan. In 1928, the prolific architect and designer founded Domus, the influential design magazine to which he would contribute for the rest of his life. Along with building projects like the elegant Villa Planchart in Caracas, Ponti designed a number of now-iconic products, including the lightweight Superleggera chair and the curvy La Pavoni coffee machine of 1948. He was an enthusiastic leader of the post-war reconstruction, and a major influence on younger designers including Alessandro Mendini and Ettore Sottsass. In 2011, his prolific and wide-ranging career was the subject of the exhibition “Expressions of Gio Ponti” at the Triennale Museum in Milan. "Love architecture, be it ancient or modern,” Ponti said. “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."

ponti vase

Gio Ponti

1940s Bucchero Vase by Gio Ponti

+/- 35cm tall
£2,500

Gio Ponti

1940s Bucchero Vase by Gio Ponti

37cm tall
Sold
Gio Ponti

Gio Ponti

1940s Bucchero Vase by Gio Ponti

35cm tall
Sold
Gio Ponti

Gio Ponti

1940s Bucchero Vase by Gio Ponti

20cm tall
£4,000
ponti glass vase

Gio Ponti

Vaso Intrecciato

46 cm tall 18"
£ POA

Gio Ponti

Arlecchina

15.25 x 12.75"
£1,500

Gio Ponti

L'Angelo

14" x 16.75"
£1,500