Gio Ponti

Designer of a Thousand Talents

Gio Ponti (Italian, 1891–1979), The Triumph of the Amazons Vase, 1925. Porcelain. Manufactured by Richard-Ginori, Milan. Collection of Robert and Lisa Kessler.

Gio Ponti (Italian, 1891–1979), Domus Flatware, about 1956. Stainless steel. Manufactured by Krupp Italiana, Milan. Gift of Dung Ngo, 2014.121.1–5.

Gio Ponti (Italian, 1891–1979), Writing Desk, about 1935. Walnut, brass, and nickel-plated brass. Manufactured by Cassina, Meda, Italy. Funds from 1994 Collectors' Choice, 1998.166

Gio Ponti (Italian, 1891–1979), Distex Armchair (model 807), 1954. Brass, Naugahyde, and grass cloth upholstery. Manufactured by Cassina, Meda, Italy. Funds from 1994 Collectors' Choice, 1998.160.

The Gio Ponti-designed Martin Building (formerly called the North Building). Photo by Wayne Thom.

Exterior of the remodeled Martin Building project.

The Martin Building Project

This exhibition will open October 24, 2021, when the Martin Building renovation project is complete. Standing seven stories tall, the Martin Building will house collection galleries, a conservation laboratory, interactive classroom space, a family activity center, two restaurants, and the brand new Anna and John J. Sie Welcome Center.