Gio Ponti starts as Luigi Fontana’s art director
Gio Ponti, former founding editor of Domus magazine, is invited to take over the company’s art direction in 1931. An eclectic character who is a key player in the cultural ferment of that period, Ponti is also one of the founders of ADI (the Italian Industrial Design Association). He curates the Milan Triennale events on various occasions, lectures at the Milan Polytechnic, and designs both public and private buildings, furnishings and objects that become part of the history of architecture and design.
Among the numerous projects that he designed for FontanaArte, the iconic 0024, Bilia, Pirellina, and Pirellone lamps, and the Tavolino 1932 coffee table are still in the collection.