TUTTO PONTI, GIO PONTI ARCHI-DESIGNER
A major retrospective at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from 19 October 2018 to 10 February 2019 will illustrate Gio Ponti’s extraordinary career. The exhibition will show over 500 items, some for the first time, from furniture, ceramics, and glass to magazines and architectural designs.
The setting, designed by Wilmotte & Associés, will include key pieces of original furniture from the Molteni Museum Collection. The Molteni group is one of Italy’s leading industrial groups in the furnishing sector and comprises Molteni&c (home furnishings), Unifor (office furnishings) and Dada (kitchens), focusing since 2010 on masters of architecture and design and remaking key pieces of Ponti’s furniture.
“An eclectic creator, interested in both industrial production and craftsmanship,” declare Olivier Gabet, Dominique Forest, Sophie BouilhetDumas and Salvatore Licitra, the curators of Tutto Ponti, Gio Ponti ArchiDesigner. “Ponti enriched post-war architecture, indicating the prospects for a new art of living.”