Thursday, May 27, 2010

Gio Ponti, Wall-Mounted Ply

What an awesome design. Did Gio Ponti ever make one of these? [I see he later made a wall-mounted bureau that appears to balance on one tiny, pointy foot.]

Is there any wall-mounted shelf or furniture unit that can't be improved by floating it on a slightly biomorphic sheet of beautifully grained plywood first?

From a series of architects' furniture sketches published in "Arredatori Contemporani," and collected at Mondo Blogo.

i heart italian drawings from the 40's [mondo-blogo]