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GIO PONTI (1891 – 1979)

Floor lamp
Manufactured by Reggiani
Italy, 1974
Anodized aluminum, stainless steel

15 cm diameter x 150 cm height
5,75 in diameter x 59 in height

Signed with molded manufacturer’s marks to the underside: [Reggiani].

Gio Ponti: L’Arte Si Innamora Dell’Industria, La Pietra, ppg. 382-383

Gio Ponti was an Italian architect, industrial designer, furniture designer, artist, and publisher. He graduated in Architecture at the Regio Istituto Tecnico Superiore di Milano, in 1921 opened a studio with Mino Fiocchi and Emilio Lancia. He debuted as a designer in 1923 participating in the Biennial of Decorative Arts in Monza.
Endowed with great vitality and imagination, plus the architecture, design intereza furniture, fixtures, machinery, lamps, textiles, ceramics, glass, it presents exhibitions and plays. From 1923­ to 1930 Ponti worked in the Manifattura Ceramica Richard Ginori in Milan. In 1928 he founded the magazine “Domus” where he remained as editor until his death.