A chessboard pattern lies at the heart of Sorrento, an open reference to Gio Ponti’s design of prized ceramics realized for the floors of Hotel Parco Principi in the town of Vietri, Italy. Masterworks such as Tibetan wool and natural silk varieties are more than just furnishing accessories as they bring into our homes a feeling of harmony and a sense of proportion struck by the perfect balance between design, shape and color.
Designer, architect, magazine editor, academic, painter, writer, and also poet. His main idea was to propagate design excellence, and he encouraged everyone to use good design in order to be able to enjoy a vivid, sensual and good life. His design was characterized by harmony between form, color, and function, which is in fact the main idea of the modernist movement. His extraordinary prolific work is recognized all over the world as a symbol of democratic, modern, and sophisticated Italian design.