20 — 24 Sept 2021
Industrial & Product Design, Interiors & Furniture
Solus will celebrate the inspirational work of iconic Italian architect and designer Gio Ponti as part of London Design Festival. The ‘Blu Ponti’ event will showcase the artist’s influential creations, focussing on the world-renowned 'Blu' ceramic tile range, and unravel the fascinating story behind his life and work.
Solus will be celebrating the inspirational work of iconic Italian architect and designer Gio Ponti as part of London Design Festival. The exclusive ‘Blu Ponti’ exhibition will showcase a stunning selection of Ponti’s artisanal creations, with a particular focus on the world-renowned 'Blu' range of ceramic tiles. Capturing the essence of the magical scenery of Sorrento, the collection of 33 terracotta products is as mesmerising today as when it was when it was conceived in the 1960s. Designed at Ceramica D’Agostino for the Hotel Parco dei Principi di Sorrento, the patterned blue and white tiles truly are a joy to behold, evoking memories of hazy summer days spent by the sea. The expo will also unravel the fascinating story behind Ponti’s life and work and explore why his captivating concepts continue to excite and invigorate designers in the 21st Century. 'Blu Ponti' is a wonderful opportunity to discover more about the highly esteemed architect, who was also an acclaimed writer and publisher, and how his awe-inspiring and enduring influence has shaped the world of design.