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Gio Ponti

 (1891 - 1979)
Gio Ponti was active/lived in Italy.  Gio Ponti is known for painting and sculpture.

Biography  
Gio Ponti


The Italian designer was born in 1891 in Milan, Italy.  After WWI, he studied Architecture.  Ponti viewed the profession as not just creating the building, but conceiving the interior of spaces and the amenities within the building's interior.  This lead Ponti to design in silver, glass, ceramics, as well furniture to compliment his buildings and the new modern home. 

In 1957 Ponti created his most popular chair, the Superleggura chair (meaning super light), a chair so light one could lift it with a finger.  By the end of his prolific career, Gio Ponti had worked for 120 companies, designed buildings in 13 countries, produced 560 issues as a magazine editor, lectured in 24 countries, fabricated thousands of   ...  Displaying 750 of 813 characters.



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About  Gio Ponti

Born:  1891 - Milan, Italy
Died:   1979
Known for:  painting and sculpture