By Anne Leader

Architect, painter, writer, designer, and publisher Gio Ponti was born on 18 November in 1891 in Milan. A graduate of the Polytechnic in Milan, Ponti is famous for designing the first espresso machine in 1949 and the Pirelli skyscraper in Milan in 1950. Ponti founded the design magazine Domus, which he edited from 1928-1941 and again from 1948 until his death in 1979. One of his last projects was the design for the Denver Art Museum.

Reference: Guido Zucconi. “Ponti, Gio.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. .

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