Gio Ponti ceramic tiles La Casa Degli Efebi.
New Old Stock beautiful set of ceramic tiles with a famous design made by Gio Ponti in 1923 for ceramic producer Richard Ginori.
The tiles are in perfect condition and come with their original box.
Each tile measures 20 x 20 cm.
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.