Gio Ponti’s greatest designs, from chairs to churches

May 18, 2021 270

The Italian architect and designer Gio Ponti (1891-1979) is best known for his streamlined skyscraper the Pirelli Tower in Milan, Superleggera chairs and the Gran Madre di Dio cathedral in Taranto. But he also designed toilets, knives and forks; fitted out cruise liners and hotels; and co-founded architecture and design magazines.

A new book titled simply Gio Ponti and published by Taschen brings together the designer’s huge output as well as giving a glimpse into Ponti’s family-oriented life. Below is a selection of images from the book.

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