Born in Italy, 1891, an extraordinary Italian designer, architect, and editor, Ponti is one of the most influential design visionaries of the twentieth century. An avant-garde conceptualist who refused boundaries between architecture, interior, and product design, Ponti remains renowned for his ambitious vision, mastery of form and surface, and endless curiosity in everything from buildings to furniture and lighting to glassware, ceramics, and silverware. With his colorful, joyous, and senuous designs that combine traditional craftsmanship, functionality, and Italian panache, Ponti invites la dolce vita, a life of fullness, play and pleasure.
A tireless advocate for inovation and creative solutions, Ponti founded the design magazine DOMUS in 1928 to promote openmindedness towards new design thinking. It remains one of the world's leading architecture and design publications.