“Giving Warmth to the Building Skin— The World of Gio Ponti, Father of Modern Italian Design”

LIXIL Gallery 1 & 2

poster for “Giving Warmth to the Building Skin— The World of Gio Ponti, Father of Modern Italian Design”

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This exhibition focuses on Ponti’s work as an architect, introducing the many special visual effects of his buildings. Since the advent of modernism at the start of the 20th century, architecture has tended to depart from human warmth, enjoyment, handicraft, and decoration in its exteriors. Even as a modernist, however, Ponti sought out these attributes, adding handicraft to industrial products, which gave his work a “sense of skin” through texture and warmth. Particularly from the 1950s onward, he pursed a “lightness” and “thinness” in the heavy disciple of architecture. Consequentially, the “skins” or exteriors of the buildings he designed often feature ceramic tiles as his chosen material. This approach can be interpreted in multifaceted ways as an aphorism or an original graphic for his architectural philosophy.

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from September 04, 2014 to November 22, 2014

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Gio Ponti

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