Giovanni Ponti

Known as Giò. Born in Milan in 1891, there he died in 1979. After his graduation ion architecture in 1921, he became interested in the experience "Viennese Secession". He worked for Richard Ginori's from 1923 to 1930.

He established the magazine "Domus" in 1928 and the magazine named "Stile" in 1941. In 1946 he designed a series of multicoloured objects for Venini & Co . And during the 60s for Fucina degli Angeli .

One of Ponti's most famous designs for Venini was the Fazzoletto vase, which he created in 1932. The vase's name, which means "handkerchief" in Italian, refers to its delicate, fluted shape, which resembles a folded handkerchief. The Fazzoletto vase is still produced by Venini today, and it remains one of the most iconic pieces of Murano glass ever created.

In addition to his collaborations with Venini, Ponti also worked with other Murano glassmakers, including Barovier & Toso and Seguso Vetri d'Arte. His designs for these companies included everything from lamps and chandeliers to mirrors and tableware, and they are still highly sought after by collectors today.

Gio Ponti's legacy as a designer and architect is still felt today, and his influence on Murano glass is undeniable. His designs for glassware and lighting fixtures continue to inspire new generations of designers and artists, and his collaborations with Murano glassmakers remain some of the most iconic examples of modern Italian design.



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