Ponti the Writer

As “light and vibrant” as his architecture. This is how we might describe Gio Ponti’s writing if we read his books and the articles he wrote for Domus and Stile magazines.

Gio Ponti and the artists

In Gio Ponti’s creative universe the arts mirror one another, converging and forever overlapping as part and parcel of architectural space. They could not be left out of the modern home: it was a question of education in taste and aesthetics.

A costly inheritance

Promoting is the operative word that underlies Ponti’s indefatigable effort concentrated on architecture, design and the applied arts.

Through the dark room

Towards the end of the 1960s I was a student at Milan Polytechnic’s Faculty of Architecture. At that time people didn’t bother much about architecture as a discipline.