Gio Ponti

Gio Ponti

1891Born in Milan.
1921Graduates as an architect from the Polytechnic of Milan after a long break during the First World War.
1923Appointed artistic director of Richard-Ginori. That same year, his first pieces are presented at the first Biennale of Decorative Arts in Monza.
1925Awarded the Grand Prize for ceramics at the International Exhibition of Decorative Arts (Paris Universal Exhibitions).
1927Became a member of the steering committee of the Monza Biennials.
1928Founded the multidisciplinary magazine of art, architecture and interior design Domus with the publisher Gianni Mazzochi.
1930Creates lighting and furniture for Fontana Arte.
1933With Pietro Chiesa, they become directors of the Fontana Arte factory.
1940Leaves the magazine Domus and founds the magazine Stile, a magazine of architecture, art and furniture.
1948Returns to the management of Domus magazine.

Main designs

1957Chair 699 Superleggera

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Gio Ponti Superleggera
Superleggera chairs

Great classic of Italian design, the famous "superleggera" chair designed in 1952 by Gio Ponti for the Cassina f...