Gio Ponti

Architect, designer and academic, Gio Ponti (1891-1979) is, together with Ettore Sottsass, the leader of the most sought-after Italian designers of the 20th century. In addition to the elegance of his furniture, sensitive to functionality but original at the same time, Ponti is well-known for his volcanic creativity, which led him to produce and design until the '70s. His ability to give voice to new trends made him the "inventor" of the "made in Italy" design concept, and motivated him to incorporate the work of other artists in his creations, from Piero Fornasetti to Pietro Chiesa, with whom he was co-author of several pieces. This vocation is evident in the essays he published in the magazine Domus, which he founded in 1928 and directed until 1940. His contribution was also decisive for the birth of the ADI (Association for Industrial Design) and for the establishment of the Compasso d'Oro award.

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Gio Ponti

Piero Fornasetti

Fratelli Castiglioni

Joe Colombo

Nanda Vigo

Ettore Sottsass

Marco Zanuso

Luigi Caccia Dominioni

Ico Parisi

Charles & Ray Eames

Gae Aulenti

Pietro Chiesa

Vico Magistretti

Giotto Stoppino

Tobia Scarpa

Carlo Nason

Marcello Cuneo

Vittorio Dassi

Paolo Buffa

Max Ingrand

Gastone Rinaldi

Pia Guidetti Crippa

Gaetano Pesce

Richard Sapper

Ingo Maurer

Gabriella Crespi

Paul McCobb

Paul Tuttle

Nendo

Alvaro Siza

Carl Jacob Jucker

Ernesto Basile

Sergio Mazza

Osvaldo Borsani

Oscar Torlasco

Le Corbusier

Willy Rizzo

Gaetano Sciolari

Carlo De Carli

Angelo Lelli

Gino Sarfatti

Marcel Breuer

Carlo Scarpa

Massimo & Lella Vignelli

Aldo Tura

Verner Panton

Guglielmo Ulrich

Franco Albini

Angelo Mangiarotti

Enzo Mari

Tito Agnoli

Eero Saarinen

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Alessandro Mendini

Cleto Munari

Carlo Mollino