As one of the leaders of the Italian post-war design renaissance, Gio Ponti is renowned for his commitment and experimentation in the field of industrial design. Beginning with the study of architecture, his working life dramatically diversified to encompass art, furniture design and academia as well as founding architecture magazine Domus. His prolific career spanned over 50 years in which he experimented with diverse styles and ideologies within his own work, whilst encouraging discussion around the field of design and its future.
As an architect he designed buildings across multiple countries, from New York to Venezuela and his home city of Milan. His skills in architecture blended seamlessly with his interest in furniture and often lead to the production of pieces specifically for the buildings he designed. The diversity of his career both practical and academic contributed to his revolutionary understanding of space, function and aesthetics.