Sunday, July 29, 2012
Gio Ponti in Venice
I just received an invitation for the opening of a great exhibition in Venice, which I will most probably attend and I copied part of the Press release included in the invite (below in Italic).
During Venice’s 13th International Architectural Exhibition, from August 27th to September 28th, Molteni&C and Rubelli will be paying homage to Gio Ponti with the “Vivere alla Ponti” exhibition set up in Palazzo Corner Spinelli, the Rubelli company’s historical head offices.
Gio Ponti and his wife at their via Dezza apartment in Milan (1950’s)
The exhibition’s main protagonists will be the furniture collection reissued by Molteni&C and the limited edition of an armchair designed by Gio Ponti for his via Dezza home in Milan, upholstered in the Punteggiato and Rattoppato velvets, also designed for Rubelli by Gio Ponti and displayed at the 1934 Biennale.
The Punteggiato and Rattoppato fabrics are respectively a chiseled velvet with a geometrical-design on metal background and velvet worked with abstract graphics. Both belong to the Rubelli velvet and damask collection designed for the Venetian company by the great Maestro of 20th century architecture. Presented for the occasion alongside drawings and blueprints
on original paper.
The display is completed by the exhibition:
“Vivere alla Ponti. Experiments in domestic life and architecture for living and working”.
Organized by the Milan Order of Architects in collaboration with Molteni&C, the exhibition is a homage to Gio Ponti’s domestic design and his still modern vision of what is modern. An intimate and professional story, accompanied by letters, family photos and video documents showing how alive and vital the great 20th century Maestro was”.
It will be very inspiring to be there and learn more about Gio Ponti (read a previous post: Meet Gio Ponti) in the atmosphere of the magnificent Palazzo Spinelli in Venice (described in a previous post HERE).
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