Rare glazed porcelain plate by Gio Ponti with Gio Ponti’s signature not on the back of the plate, like all the other one’s, but on the front.
This plate is made by the renown Franco Pozzi Ceramics and it has the manufacturer’s mark stamped on the back of the plate.
Measurements : D.26 x D.3 cm.
This plate will only be shipped abroad in a custom made case. Cost of transport to the US case included is Euro 145.
Lisa Licitra Ponti, Gio Ponti The Complete Works 1923-1978, Cambridge, 1990, p. 231
Domus, September 1967, cover.
One of the most famous and influential architects of the 20th century, Gio Ponti revolutionized the worlds of architecture and design. Gio Ponti was born in Milan, Italy, in 1891 and earned a degree in architecture after serving his country’s military in WWI. He took his first job with an Italian ceramics company, serving as artistic director, and began to pursue architecture soon afterward. It is possible that his early career in ceramics design influenced the rest of his career, as Ponti never viewed architecture as simply creating buildings. Instead, he often conceived of the building’s interior as well, creating furniture (chairs, coffee tables), lighting appliances and even items like ceramics, glassware and silverware.