Catene Vide Poche, Square, 18.25", Red by Gio Ponti for Richard Ginori
The term 'Vide Poche' generally means anything designed to hold trinkets. Derived from the French for 'Empty Pocket', the Vide Poche from Richard Ginori are generally square or rectangular and are excellent as home accents or for table use. The price level makes them excellent as a general gift.
Designed by Gio Ponti for the Italian porcelain manufacturer Richard Ginori, the Catene series features a classically-inspired chain motif ('catene' means 'chains' in Italian). The Catene collection was born from drawings Ponti did in 1926.
This item is generally in stock for immediate shipment.
Available in a number of colors (red, black, blue, green), the Catene pattern is beautiful as an accent or complete service.
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Gio Ponti was one of the most important architect-designers of the twentieth century.
Ponti was notable not only for the tremendous amount of his structures that were built, but also for the mere fact that his career bridged numerous design movements, from the 1925 Art Decoratifs in Paris through the beginnings of the Memphis movement. Ponti's experience arguably made him one of the most knowledgeable of industrial designers and architects- a feat that was further emphasized by his founding and involvement in both Domus and Stile magazines, the latter for over 50 years. Ponti was the subject of a major exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in 2018-2019.