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Saint Laurent Reissues Gio Ponti Plates Made for Villa in 1957

FASHION PLATES: Saint Laurent‘s participation in the upcoming Salone Del Mobile in Milan has quite the backstory: The fashion house’s creative arm Saint Laurent Rive Droite will show off plate designs that architect Gio Ponti created in 1957 for a phenomenal villa in Venezuela.

Saint Laurent inventive director Anthony Vaccarello is curating the show on the Chiostro Grande di San Simpliciano in collaboration with the Gio Ponti archive and the Fundación Anala y Armando Planchart. It’ll run from April 16 to 21.

As well as, Saint Laurent Rive Gauche commissioned Gucci-owned tableware and ceramics maker Ginori 1735 to reissue 12 of the plates. Ponti, who died in 1979, was once as soon as an inventive director on the Florentine producer, prized for its expertise, colourful designs and meticulous hand-painting.

A solar motif figures on one of the most Gio Ponti plate designs.

Courtesy of Saint Laurent Rive Gauche

Anala and Armando Planchart, who made his fortune uploading Cadillacs into Venezuela, selected Ponti to design their dream house in Caracas, perched on a hill, its pinched atmosphere vaguely impressed by means of a butterfly. It is thought of as a masterpiece of midcentury structure.

Ponti now not simplest designed the home but in addition included furnishings he had made by means of Altamira, Cassina and M. Singer & Sons, in addition to lamp designs made for Arredoluce, Fontana Arte and alternative business design companies.

Consistent with the Villa Planchart web site, the backyard villa was once designed to exalt the couple’s artwork assortment — which integrated an Alexander Calder cellular, Armando Reverón art work and a Fausto Melotti ceramic mural — and their interest for orchids.

Ponti embellished the poised of Ginori 1735 tableware, referred to as the Planchart Segnaposto assortment, with symbols and motifs observable in the home. Those come with a solar, crescent moon, polar famous person and iterations of the letter “A” in homage to Anala and Armando.

The reissued plates, hand-painted at Ginori’s Florentine workshops, might be bought as limited-edition pieces on, on the Saint Laurent Rive Gauche boutique in Los Angeles, the Saint Laurent Babylone book and record shop in Paris, and by means of appointment all over Milan Design Pace on the Saint Laurent flagship on By means of Montenapoleone.

Reissued plates by means of Gio Ponti for the Villa Planchard.

Courtesy of Saint Laurent Rive Gauche

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