On the occasion of Gio Ponti’s birthday, we retrace the history of some of the designer’s most iconic pieces that are the manifesto of his inventive approach to interior and furniture design.
“Architecture is an interpretation of life.”
Gio Ponti Heritage Collection
The Gio Ponti collection, which Molteni&C dedicates to the great designer, was established in 2012 in partnership with the Gio Ponti Archives and the Ponti heirs, and under the artistic direction of Studio Cerri & Associati.
A tribute to a career spanning more than five decades, and an opportunity to engage with history and renew our focus on such a leading figure of Italian and international architecture.
Gio Ponti leaned on nautical inspiration to design the D.151.4 armchair, which was destined for use on ocean liners and ships. Today, as part of the Heritage Collection, the Molteni&C re-edition project, it can be an iconic accent to your interiors.
This original design was conceived for one of the projects closest to the Maestro’s heart: the villa of the Planchart collectors in Caracas (1953-57). D.154.2 is a peerless piece to add to your interiors.
Giovanni “Gio” Ponti, (Milan, November 18, 1891 - Milan, September 16, 1979), is one of the 20th century’s masters of architecture. As well as the great architectural works which carry his unmistakable signature, he created a vast amount of work in the furniture sector. This is demonstrated in his three Milanese houses, which were fully furnished in the unique "Ponti" style.
A great promoter of the Italian industrial design, he championed the idea of serial production in interior furnishings as being a "sophisticated", quality, economic, "democratic", modern, and international solution.
1952-1958 Italian Cultural Institut Stockholm Courtesy Gio Ponti Archive