Born in 1891, Gio Ponti became on of the most important
Italian artists of the 20th century, a man whose works and writings would prove
influential in architecture and industrial design.
After his military service in World War I, Ponti graduated
with a degree in Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano University.
Afterwards he established his own architectural firm.
Gio Ponti's most outstanding work can be seen in the form of
the Pirelli Towers in Milan and in various furniture designs, including the
Distex, Superleggera and Due Foglie chairs. Ponti also designed glass bottles,
lamps and ceramics.
Additionally, Ponti made a number of textile designs,
including the Acqua e Fuoco fabrics from 1933 and the I Morosi alla Finestra
fabrics from 1930. Both of these designs were made for the Milanese silk mill
Ponti's Acqua e Fuoco: Tartufo has a design of red torches
ablaze with orange fire and blue cups spilling out silver water over a taupe
background. This is an ideal decorator fabric for light upholstery and window
Lightfastness: 60+ hours.
Durability: 9,000+ double rubs.
Maintenance: Dry clean only.
Flammability: This textile meets California Bulletin #117
This product is made by Maharam.