Domus celebrates its founder Gio Ponti with a collectors’ edition
Domus’ 80th anniversary special issue presents some of Ponti’s most significant projects and creations of the period between the 1920s and the 1970s from the provocative viewpoint of 13 internationally renowned visual artists:
Walter Niedermayer aims his lenses at the Pirelli Tower skyscraper. Pablo Bronstein stages a ballet for the Torre del Parco (park tower) in Milan. Arturo Herrera and Tom Sandberg. Luisa Lambri takes on the San Remo Convent and San Luca’s Church in Milan. Mimmo Jodice photographs Taranto’s Concattedrale. Martin Parr documents the interiors of the Bouilhet house in Garches. Jeff Burton offers a report from the swimming pool of the Hotel Royal in Sanremo and the Garzanti Foundation hotel in Forlì.
The volume also includes Salvatore Licitra, with his interpretation of objects by Ponti still being produced today. Francesco Vezzoli creates a provocative collage of images of textiles and furniture. Martino Gamper proposes new items of furniture created by ‘recycling’ pieces from Rome’s Parco dei Principi Hotel.
And lastly, Lisa Licitra Ponti, with a series of drawings dedicated to her father.