Fabrics and carpets by Gio Ponti
Gio Ponti’s creativity was limitless: over his long artistic career, the great Milanese architect and designer created designs and decorations even for textiles, fabrics and carpets – some examples of which we are happy to showcase in this gallery.
For example, we see his geometric designs – “Esagoni” (“hexagons”), “Incroci” (“intersections”), “Sole-Luna” (“sun-moon”) – in the fabrics produced by Manifattura Jsa in Busto Arsizio (Varese) in the 1950s.
Then there is the “Diamantina” textile series, used to decorate the villa of the same name in Caracas and inspired by the tiles Ponti designed for Ceramica Joo.
“Riflessi” is an “experimental” leather carpet conceived by Ponti in 1953 for Colombi. Various were made – including one for his own home on Via Dezza, in Milan – in a couple of different variations.
Finally, Ponti’s “Sorrento” carpet was inspired by some floor decorations in the Parco dei Principi Hotel in Sorrento.