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Iconic – Gio Ponti

Every month, Goodmoods investigates an iconic vintage piece, the history of its creation and the background to its manufacture. 


Among the Italian figures who have marked post-war creation, Gio Ponti has probably had the most kaleidoscopic curriculum vitae: artist, designer, journalist, teacher, thinker, researcher… In a career spanning sixty years, the Italian has tried his hand at all the arts without ever neglecting any one.


The architecture of the Pirelli skyscraper, the interior of the Ange Volant and the Villa Planchart, the edition of the Domus magazine, again him. The creation of the 699 Superleggera chair? Always him. All his life, Gio Ponti has worked to bring the Italian flag to the forefront, using ingenuity and creativity. His trademark? The ornament, which he invokes with brilliance in each of his works.

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