considered one of the most influential architects and designers of the twentieth century, over the course of his fifty-year career, the late gio ponti, who died in 1979, would come to be known as the father of modern italian design. responsible for works including milan’s iconic pirelli tower, an aerodynamic coffee machine for pavoni, maharam fabrics and the leggera chair for cassina, his wide ranging body of work reflects on his life as a renaissance man, a polymath, and a multi-hyphenate.
his extraordinary prolific work is recognized all over the world as symbolic of democratic, modern and sophisticated italian design. not only did he shape the design of the era but he also exported it to new world’s, taking new italian design style to venezuela, the USA, and hong kong. now, a new retrospective entitled tutto ponti, at the musée des arts décoratifs in paris – ponti’s first in france, introduces the mythic italian figure to french and international audiences.
in 1956, gio ponti completed his biggest project, the pirelli tower in milan, the tallest building in europe and a symbol of how far the country had come in its reconstruction after the war. today it still stands as a first-rate example of modernist architecture and an icon of italy’s northern metropolis.
在吉奥·庞蒂的一生中除了实现的伟大建筑作品之外，他还在家具领域创造了大量的作品：如灯具、桌子、橱柜、地毯和吹塑玻璃吊灯，其中一些已经由意大利制造商和molteni& c展览赞助商重新发行。轻盈、透明、清晰、色彩和简洁，这些关键词描述了上世纪50年代他在米兰的总部创意实验室所创造出的作品的特点，当时他设计了很多物品和家具，包括cassina的distex扶手椅(molteni&c从2012年重新发行)。1957年，世界上最轻的椅子之一superleggera 成为他家具设计的标志。
more than just the great architectural works realised during his lifetime, gio ponti created a vast amount of work in the furniture sector. lamps, tables, cabinets, rugs, and blown-glass chandeliers, some of which have since been re-issued by italian manufacturer—and exhibition sponsor—molteni&c. lightness, transparence, clarity, color and simplicity: these are the key words that describe the profusion of activity coming out of his headquarters in milan during the 1950s – a veritable creative laboratory. he designed numerous objects and furniture pieces at this time, including the distex armchair for cassina (reissued since 2012 by molteni&c). in 1957, the chair superleggera (a variant of the leggera), one of the lightest in the world, became the icon of his furniture designs.
展览由wilmotte & associés 和 italo lupi设计，展示了吉奥·庞蒂大约400件作品，追溯了他1921年开始的独特成功故事。为了容纳如此大量的作品，设计画廊空间扩大到2100平方米，允许展出超过1000件作品。博物馆馆长兼展览总策展人olivier gabet的协助和normal建筑公司的设计共同完成了展览翻新。
with an exhibition design by wilmotte & associés in collaboration with the graphic designer italo lupi, the retrospective displays approximately 400 works of gio ponti tracing his unique success story from 1921.to accommodate such a vast body of work the contemporary design galleries have been expanded the space to 2,100 square meters, allowing over 1,000 works to be displayed, some which have never been seen before. supervised by olivier gabet, museum director and chief curator of the exhibition, the refurbishment was realised in conjunction with the design and architectural firm normal studio who were supported by the various departments of the museum.
展览在博物馆的主厅举行，每一展区由五个部分组成，每个展区的特色是家具、照明和纺织品以及建筑项目，通过图纸、模型、照片和电影按时间顺序详细介绍了那个时期。与此同时，画廊展示他与richard ginori、christo e和fontana arte等主要艺术品制造商以及工匠和小型公司的合作。展览的最后一部分是六个重建的不同工作房间，展示了他遍布全球的设计：巴黎的l’ange volant、米兰的蒙特卡蒂尼大楼、帕多瓦大学、米兰via dezza大道上的住宅、索伦托的帕科德普林西比酒店，以及加拉加斯的维拉别墅。
the exhibition is presented in the museum’s main hall, punctuated by five sections each one featuring major commissions, furniture, lighting and textiles, as well as architectural projects detailed chronologically through drawings, models, photographs and films from the period. meanwhile the garden- side gallery explores the collaborations that he undertook with major art-object manufacturers such as richard ginori, christo e and fontana arte, as well as with artisans and smaller companies. the final part of the exhibition is a reconstruction of six different rooms emphasizing the global aspect of his work: l’ange volant in the parisian aera, the montecatini building in milan, the palazzo bo – padua university, the designer’s own home on the via dezza in milan, the interior of the parco dei principi hotel in sorrento and nally the villa planchart in caracas.
filled with photography, mockups, and loans they highlight numerous aspects of his work from architecture to industrial design, from furniture to lighting, the creation of journals and his incursion into the fields of glassware, ceramics and metalwork. they are period rooms with many of the important pieces in the exhibition displayed within them.s
设计团队：wilmotte & associés & italo lupi