One of the most iconic and influential architects of the 20th century, Italian designer Gio Ponti revolutionised the worlds of architecture and design.
Ponti graduated in architecture at the Politecnico of Milan in 1921 after serving his country’s military in WWI. He took his first job with an Italian ceramics company, serving as artistic director, and began to pursue architecture soon afterward.
Ponti never viewed architecture as simply creating buildings. Instead, he often conceived the building’s interior as well, designing furniture, lighting, and even items such as ceramics, glassware and silverware.