Although all his work toyed with history and tradition, his output was hardly one-note. Ponti's work could be organic or geometrical, spare or luxurious, functional or purely decorative. Above all, his work always strove to be beautiful, during a century when the definition of that word was often up for grabs. Here is a small sampling of his many designs in various media.
Sources: Last year, Rizzoli published a beautiful monograph on Ponti written by Ugo La Pietra. There is also the Taschen Basic Architecture Series book by Graziella Roccella.
From September 16-30, there will be an exhibition of some of Ponti's works at the Soho store Molteni&C Dada Unifor. Images: 1 Villaplanchart blog; 2 Kontain.com; 3 De Parma via 1stdibs; 4 Unica Home; 5 Phillips de Pury; 6 Apartment Therapy; 7 Cassina; 8 Lampedo via 1stdibs; 9 Royalgroup.it; 10 & 11 Parco dei Principi, photos by an anonymous visitor; 12 & 13 Mr. Peacock Style blog; 14 Metropolitan Museum of Art; 15 Maisonapart.com;
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