Good Design has introduced an exciting collection of Gio Ponti fabrics produced by Tre80, never before shown in the United States. The fabrics were originally produced in the 1950’s by Manufattura JSA. The founder, Luigi Grampa worked directly with Ponti creating light hearted and graphic fabrics. Today Luigi’s daughter Fede whose company is Tre80 has exclusive rights to re-produce them from the Ponti Archives.
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.
His unique designs still have relevance today, as the originals are considered valuable collectors’ items. His legacy is one which spans two centuries, and will certainly continue to influence artists and designers well into the future.
Visit Good Design in Suite 423 and join Fede Grampa during What’s New, What’s Next on September 22nd where she will speak at 4:45pm and will be available to discuss these Ponti Fabrics throughout the day. Don’t miss the complimentary gift — mini bags made of Gio Ponti fabrics!