Monday, January 26, 2009

Silver Lining

I was just talking about Gio Ponti and here he is on the pages of Western Interiors. Ponti and Christofle's design director, Tony Bouilhet, collaborated for nearly fifty years (1928 -78.) Some of the twenty-five pieces were never produced, but Christofle is introducing a collection of Ponti's work. I checked the site and did not find them yet. Stay tuned.

11 comments:

Marybeth said...

So excited. Ponti's work is classic and fine.
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pve design said...

hey diddle diddle, the fork and the spoon could run away here any ole time. love the clean lines.
they remind me of the "Shaker" silver.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Patricia - You are so clever - as deft with words as you are with pictures.

Karena said...

Very exciting and unique pieces, sure to receive compliments from all that use this fabulous serving ware.

Laura said...

Oooh...I'd like that flatware please.

The Bean said...

I love Gio Ponti, and he is so undervalued. I used his work as the inspiration for a school project, and not one designer in the class had ever heard of him. Boo.

Suzy said...

How exciting...can't wait! These are beautiful!

Mélanie said...

Love this modernist shape

Renee Finberg said...

i do really love contemp flatwear and serving pieces .

these are exceptional.

xx
i have been busy and haven't been by.
i have missed your post !

Leslie said...

Hi!

I actually work with Christofle and, whilst the Gio Ponti Collection is not featured on the website (yet), it actually debuted in September 2009. It's a fantastic collection and I love the positive response.
Many of the pieces are in first-time-production, having been created from Ponti's archives.
I've got a lot more information if you're interested.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Leslie - I hope you stop back! Yes, I'd love more information - email me at bshack@kc.rr.com. Thanks.