LARGE, TOP-NOTCH CERAMIC HAND DESIGNED BY GIO PONTI IN THE FIFTIES ( 1950 'S ) FOR RICHARD GINORI, ITALY. EXCELLENT CONDITION. MARKED '7 1/2 RICHARD GINORI'. A LOVELY 'SCULPTURE' AND COLLECTOR'S PIECE OF DESIGN.MEASUREMENTS: HEIGHT 40 CM (15.748 INCH; GIO PONTI (1891 - 1979) worked in architecture and design in the 1920's, designing ceramics. His extraordinary career realized the birth of modern classic design. Not only did he inspire and define it, in theory and in practice, his extensive portfolio lives on. His contributions to modern design are vast, unique and make him "the father of modern design." RICHARD GINORI: I n 1923, instead of practising as an architect, GIO PONTI becomes artistic director of Richard Ginori, the ceramics manufacturer for which he wins the 'Grand Prix' at the 1925 Paris Expo.
From 1923 to 1930, he turnes the company into a role model
of Industrial Design excellence by decorating simple ceramic forms with elegant neo-classical motifs.
'Industry is the style of the 20th century, its mode of creation,' are Ponti's words. A noted Novecento architect, Gio Ponti graduated with a degree in architecture in 1921 from the Milan Polytechnic, and set up a studio with the architects Mino Fiocchi and Emilio Lancia in Milan. Later, he went into partnership with Lancia (Studio Ponti e Lancia, PL: 1926-1933); then with the engineers Antonio Fornaroli and Eugenio Soncini (Studio Ponti-Fornaroli-Soncini, P.F.S.:1933-1945). From 1923 to 1930 he worked at the Manifattura Ceramica Richard Ginori, in Milan and Sesto Fiorentino, changing the company's whole output. In 1928 he founded the magazine Domus. From 1936 to 1961 he was professor on the permanent staff of the Faculty of Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic. In 1941 he resigned as editor of the magazine Domus and set up the magazine Stile, which he edited until 1947. In 1948 he returned to Domus, of which he remained the editor until the end of his life. In 1952 he went into partnership with the architect Alberto Rosselli (Studio Ponti-Fornaroli-Rosselli, P.F.R.: 1952-1976); after the death of Rosselli he continued to work with his long time partner Antonio Fornaroli. PLEASE HAVE A LOOK IN MY EBAY STORE AND AUCTIONS FOR MORE DESIGN AND ONE-OF-A-KIND OBJECTS. IT'S WORTH THE WHILE. THANK YOU! POTTERY STONEWARE KERAMIK MODERN MODERNARIATO ITALIEN ITALIA CERAMICA SKULPTUR