Brought to Book
Tatler Hong Kong|February 2021
The late, great architect Gio Ponti is most famous for his projects in Europe and South America, but a new book from Taschen sheds light on his work in Asia
Oliver Giles

Gio Ponti worked almost until the day he died in 1979 at the age of 87 at his home in Milan—and it shows in his enormous and varied output. As an architect and designer, Ponti sculpted everything from spoons to skyscrapers, worked with more than 120 brands and constructed buildings in 13 countries. As the founder and editor of Domus design magazine, he produced 560 issues, beginning in 1928, contributing at least one article to each. He also lectured at universities in more than 20 countries and produced paintings and pottery in his slivers of spare time.

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