Architect, designer, artist, editor, journalist and poet, Gio Ponti (1891-1979) is celebrated as one of the most influential design voices of the 20th century. As the founder and editor of Domus magazine, Ponti promoted a new way of thinking about architecture and design - encouraging a mix of art and industry, curiosity and exploration. His position as editor opened doors for his architectural work, and today his buildings span the globe from the Pirelli Tower in Milan to the Denver Art Musuem in Colorodo. Though often cited as an architect, Ponti drew no distinction between architecture and design - often putting as much effort into the interior, furnishings, lighting and accessory design as he did into a space's architectural shell.
Today, Ponti is revered as much for his furniture design innovations as he is for his other contributions to the industry. His furnishings are held in the permanent collections of museums around the world. From his famed light-as-a-feather Superleggera chair for Cassina to his sinuous F.A. 33 Mirror collection - Gio Ponti's work remains as in demand today as ever.
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