Join Senior Specialist Joy McCall as she introduces us to the designs of Gio Ponti, looking at highlights from our 30 April 2021 Modern Made auction.
Join Senior Specialist Joy McCall as she introduces us to the designs of Gio Ponti, looking at highlights from our forthcoming Modern Made auction.
Gio Ponti was appointed artistic director of Richard Ginori from 1923 to 1930. Richard Ginori was formed in 1896 after the Ginori family business dating back to 1735 - with a factory located in Doccia near Florence - was assimilated by the Società Ceramica Richard of Milan. Ponti’s role was to overhaul the business, which he did by introducing mass-production, but without sacrificing quality, and by creating new ranges. At the heart of his business was the belief in the relationship between art and industry and a desire to reinvigorate the Italian nation through great design. Inspiration came from the rich Italian heritage and was transposed into a modern aesthetic idiom that was graphic in manner using lines and varied tonality.
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