The MAD exhibition TUTTO PONTI—the first French retrospective of Gio Ponti’s œuvre—lives up to its name by including over 400 examples of the seminal designer’s work in architecture, furniture, and interior design.
In addition, the show looks at Ponti’s writing and publishing projects for Domus, where he was editor-in-chief from 1928 to 1941 and 1948 to 1979.
Ponti—whose career spanned nearly six decades—is strongly identified with the city of Milan, and many of the show’s pieces have never been seen outside of Italy.
Through May 5.
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
107 rue de Rivoli, 1st, Paris.
From top: Parco dei Principi Hotel, Sorrento, 1960, © Gio Ponti Archives; fresco Scala del Sapere, created by Ponti, Palazzo del Bo, University of Padua, image © Tom Mannion; Gio Ponti, drawings presented at industrial design exhibition at the 11th Milan Triennial, 1957, ink on paper, © Gio Ponti Archives; Ponti’s family apartment, Casa Laporte, Milan, 1936, © Gio Ponti Archives; living room at Villa Planchart, Caracas, designed by Ponti, 1953-57, © Antoine Baralhé Caracas, Anala and Armando Planchart Foundation; Domus 88 (April 1935), courtesy of Domus; Ponti’s letter with drawing to his daughter Lisa, © Gio Ponti Archives.