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Gio Ponti – Renaissance Man of Exceptional Design

May 28, 2014

Image courtesy of Wright 20

Gio Ponti started as a young architect in Italy, where he was heavily influenced by the neo-classical Novecento Italiano artistic movement. In 1928 Ponti established Domus Magazine, a magazine still published today that focuses on Architecture, Design and Art. His entrance into the magazine industry did not stop Ponti from designing. In the height of the industrial revolution, Ponti began to teach the furniture industry how to create machine-made furniture, while previously a single craftsman had to create it. Ponti created a fabulous line of home goods, including some of the most outstanding mid-century chairs available today. As Suzanne said, “We are fond of his larger upholstered chairs as they lend a firm Mid-Century Modern aesthetic and knowledge to a contemporary interior…”

To read more about Gio Ponti click here.

Via Dezza Chair, currently produced by Molteni.

Dezza Armchair 

969 Chair

Images courtesy of Gio Ponti

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