LAMA by Gio Ponti

Gio Ponti 1891-1979

Designer Info

Gio Ponti began his career with Emilio Lancia, exhibiting an elegant Novecento style. His Palazzo Montecatini in Milan (1936) brings him closer to Rationalism and introduces many technological innovations in Italy for the first time. In the 1950s, he develops a free, personal style that eschews square corners, searching for highly expressive chromatic and luminous effects, such as the Villa Planchart a Caracas (1954).

He taught at the Milan Polytechnic from 1936 al 1961, the same place that he graduated from in 1920, and in 1928 he founds Domus, a magazine he uses to introduce international design culture to Italy.

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