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Gio Ponti, 2012

The D.357.2 bookcase was designed between 1956 and 1957 by Gio Ponti for the family home in Via Dezza in Milan. Produced in partnership with Gio Ponti Archives, the 2012 remake is made of shaped plywood with an elm veneer and a natural, transparent finish, and it is hand-painted in white like the original.

Design Gio Ponti, 2012

This piece of furniture is all about the things in our life - a simple life in which books play a major part. Books take centre stage as does space for magazines - enabling us to see the world and acting as vibrant characterful elements in our modern lives” Gio Ponti.


Gio Ponti

Giovanni “Gio” Ponti, (Milan, November 18, 1891 - Milan, September 16, 1979), is one of the Italian masters of architecture. He was also a designer and essayist and one of the most important of the twentieth century.
Other than the great architectural works which carry his unmistakable signature, he created a vast amount of work in the furniture sector. This is demonstrated in his three Milanese houses which were fully furnished in the "Ponti" style. The houses in via Randaccio, 1925, Casa Laporte in via Brin, 1926 and the last in via Dezza, in 1957 is an "expression" of his home design ideas.

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Gio Ponti

“[...] The majority of the objects in our lives are created and characterised by industry [...]”

Gio Ponti