Gio Ponti decorated the walls of his own home in Milan with this mirror, his very first architectural project. The mirror is characterized by its crown-like detailing at the top, a detail used throughout much of Ponti’s work. The mirror is ideal for numerous rooms in a house, whether used in a bedroom, hallway or living space, with three sizes further aiding the piece’s usability.
Gio Ponti was one of the most famous and influential architects of the 20th century, revolutionising the worlds of architecture and design.
Born in Milan in 1891 he earned a degree in architecture after serving his country’s military in WWI. He took his first job with an Italian ceramics company, serving as artistic director, and began to pursue architecture soon afterward. It is possible that his early career in ceramics design influenced the rest of his career, as Ponti never viewed architecture as simply creating buildings. Instead, he often conceived of the building’s interior as well, creating furniture, lighting and even items like ceramics, glassware, and silverware.