The Global Design Of Gio Ponti Shines At Maison et Objet 2019 ⇒ One of the highlights of the fourth day of Maison et Objet 2019 was the “Gio Ponti – An Open World” conference, where Dominique Forest and Sophie Bouilhet-Dumas, the curators of the “Tutto Ponti” exhibition, led a talk focused on the designer’s life and work. CovetED brings you a bit of what happened at the conference, enjoy.
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Considered one of the most influential architects and designers of the 20th century, Gio Ponti is being honoured at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in France, until February 10th. A prolific creator who was equally interested in both industrial and craft production, Ponti revolutionized post-war architecture, opening up the way for a new art of living. The exhibition “Tutto Ponti: Gion Ponti, Archi-Designer”, covers the entirety of his long career from 1921 to 1978, highlighting numerous aspects of his work from architecture to industrial design. The talk at Maison et Objet covered precisely that.
Over 400 pieces, some of which have never left their place of origin, trace this multidisciplinary display that combines architecture, furniture and interior design for private homes and public buildings. The exhibition design was conceived by the agency Wilmotte & Associés in collaboration with the graphic designer Italo Lupi.
While Gio Ponti’s work is admired today by enlightened design enthusiasts and highly coveted by collectors, it remains little known in France. The exhibition is an opportunity to introduce the wider public to the creative world of this mythical character from the Italian design scene.
Jean-Michel Wilmotte invites visitors to discover the artist’s career and 400 of his works through an exhibition design articulated around three powerful sequences and a retrospective, which together offer a comprehensive immersion.
In this intervention that is as sensitive as it is inventive, Jean-Michel Wilmotte has succeeded in pursuing a posteriori the creative work of Gio Ponti by offering a thousand and one ways to perceive his genius. Don’t miss the chance to visit this amazing exhibit highlighted by Maison et Objet 2019.
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