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Gio Ponti Heritage Collection: Molteni&C's tribute to the career of the great designer.

On the occasion of the 130th anniversary of Gio Ponti's birth, Molteni&C turns the spotlight back on a major figure of Italian and international architecture through the exclusive screening of the documentary Amare Gio Ponti.

      2021 marks the 130th anniversary of Gio Ponti's birth. Molteni&C retraces the designer's life through the documentary AMARE GIO PONTI, curated by Francesca Molteni in collaboration with the Gio Ponti Archives and Gio Ponti Heirs.

      AMARE GIO PONTI is based on historical materials and is the first documentary dedicated to the grand master, with direct testimony from his heirs and unpublished interviews.The documentary features an interview with Gio Ponti in his via Dezza studio.

      An overview of his architectural projects, and some interviews with contemporary designers, namely Vittorio Gregotti, Fulvio Irace, Enzo Mari, Giovanna and Maria Grazia Mazzocchi, Sandro Mendini, Nanda Vigo and Bob Wilson. Watch the documentary Amare Gio Ponti >

      Gio Ponti (Milan, November 18, 1891 - Milan, September 16, 1979) was one of the masters of 20th century architecture. From the great architectural works to the vast furniture production. A great promoter of Italian industrial design, he embraced the idea of mass production in interior design as a "sophisticated", economic, "democratic" and modern solution.

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      The Molteni&C Heritage Collection reissue project was born in collaboration with the Gio Ponti Archives. The Ponti heirs have decided to strengthen their relationship with Molteni&C, entrusting the company with the production of the master's furniture on a worldwide exclusive basis, with the sole exception of pieces already produced by third parties at the date of the agreement. The pieces in the collection are the result of a meticulous examination of drawings, photos and old materials that have made it possible to faithfully reproduce the furnishings in every detail, bringing his forgotten masterpieces back to light.

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      "Recreating pieces that were never produced - because Ponti used to design more than what he could have produced - or re-editing forgotten pieces, gives us the opportunity to better understand his personality, work and role in an important moment of Italian architecture."

      Salvatore Licitra, Gio Ponti Archivist.

      The Heritage Collection, which grows richer every year, includes furniture designed by Gio Ponti between 1935 and the 1950s. Starting from the original designs, the new pieces have been industrially produced through the application of the latest technologies and processes, in line with Molteni&C's concept of contemporary living.

      In collaboration with Gio Ponti Archives.