One of Gio Ponti’s signature designs is the Randaccio mirror from 1925. Designed for his own home on Via Randaccio in Milano, his very first architectural project, the Randaccio mirror decorated the walls his bedroom on the 3rd floor together with other furniture designed especially for the apartment. The Randaccio mirror unites elegance with simplicity and is characterizes by its atypical crown-like detailing on the top, a detail used by Ponti in several of his works within design and art. The mirror has references to its original time period but is able to add personality to every contemporary setting and enrich the decoration, whether it is a bedroom, bathroom, hallway or a dressing room.
Italian designer, architect and editor, Gio Ponti (1891-1979) is one of the most influential design visionaries of the 20th century. Ponti designed a wide array of furniture and products through his career – from cabinets, lamps and chairs to ceramics and glassware – and his building, including Pirelli tower in Milan, and Denver Art Museum, were erected in 14 countries. Through Domus, the design magazine he founded in 1928, Ponti promoted a new curiosity and open-mindedness towards new design thinking.
Ponti’s signature designs, such as the sleek Superleggera chair for Cassina or his elegant mirror collection provide a new perspective on traditional Italian furniture and blend style with functionality. His design was influenced by la dolce vita; he encouraged everybody to use good design to enjoy life to the fullest. This exact colourful, joyful, sensual Italian good life is reflected in his portfolio, and will certainly continue to influence artists and designers well into the future.