Gio Ponti was the founder of FontanaArte, the first Italian company to establish itself in the interior design sector. Partnered with many leading names in international architecture, the company developed a solid design background combining the skill of the artisan with a pioneering outlook. The 1980s were a time of dynamic cultural renewal at FontanaArte. In winning the “Compasso d’Oro” award in 1998, the world acknowledged the creative milieu evolving under the new owners, led by Carlo Guglielmi, and its art director Gae Aulenti. Today, FontanaArte is a prestigious and environmentally aware international brand whose tradition for excellence stands firm, while still designing new state-of-the-art collections of distinctive style and quality. Gio Ponti’s cornerstone philosophy remains more alive than ever: the dedication to the creation of everyday objects that will journey unscathed through social changes and passing trends.