here’s a new exhibition at Palazzo Madama in Turin, north west Italy: L’eleganza della modernità. L’eleganza della modernità (the Italian for “the elegance of modernity”) will run until the 29th February this year. And for the first time in its history, Palazzo Madama will show collections by the architect Gio Ponti, designed between 1922 and 1933, for the Florentine ceramics manufacturer Richard Ginori.
At the young age of 31, Gio Ponti was personally appointed by Augusto Ginori as the artistic director of the brand. And throughout his career, Gio Ponti designed several masterpieces, which sum up his views on classical architecture and a subsequent inclination towards futurism.
There are letters and drawings from the Museo Richard-Ginori archives, as well as over 70 pieces in porcelain by Gio Ponti himself. What’s more, this is extremely representative of a link (to which Ponti aspired) between art and industry. Furthermore, you definitely cannot miss this exhibition, especially if you want to understand how the style of this Italian designer evolved during the twentieth century.
Where: Palazzo Madama, Piazza Castello, Turin, Italy
When: ongoing -29 February 2016