Design I Love: Gio Ponti “Fruitwood, Vellum and Brass Cabinet with Mirrored Glass Interior” 1941

Gio Ponti (18 November 1891, Milan – 16 September 1979, Milan) was one of the most important Italian architects, industrial designers, furniture designers, artists, and publishers of the twentieth century. Giovanni Ponti graduated with a degree in Architecture in 1921 from the Politecnico di Milano University.In 1934 he was given the title of “Commander” of the Royal Order of Vasa in Stockholm. He also obtained the Accademia d’Italia Art Prize for his artistic merits, as well as a gold medal from the Paris Académie d’Architecture. Finally, he obtained an honorary Doctorate from the London Royal College of Art.

Gio Ponti

Gio Ponti

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