Female profile with hood

on the front Female face – on verso 1954

YEAR: 1954
TECHNIQUE: black ink on paper
DIMENSIONS: 29.5 x 22.8 cm
At the recto bottom left: signed GIO ‘1954. At the bottom right side: Dear Ugo the design for you is the one on the other side.


Italian architect and designer (Milan 1891 – 1979). He is the author of an architectural and decorative reform that is reflected in the various manifestations of his versatile work as an architect and decorator and finds the theoretical foundations in his writings and in the direction of the architecture and decorative art magazine Domus. Particularly reflect the personal style and architectural tendency of P. the Borletti Chapel at the monumental Cemetery of Milan and the Institute of Mathematics in the university city of Rome. In collaboration with Tommaso Buzzi he won the People of Italy competition for the furnishing of an embassy and with Giovanni Muzio he worked at the monument to the fallen of Milan. He subsequently cooperated in the organization of the triennial decorative art exhibitions in Milan. He gathered several of his writings dedicated to architecture, furnishing, urbanism in the volume La casa italiana.

He participated in many exhibitions of Italian and foreign architecture and as an artistic consultant of the Richard-Ginori pottery manufactory he inaugurated a new style and favored the technical and artistic improvement of that art. Graduating from the Polytechnic of Milan (1921), where he later taught (1936-61), he made his debut in the climate of the “neoclassical” group in Milan, developing an original research towards the end of the 1920s (Ponti-Lancia study, 1927-33). and elaboration of themes on the modern concept of dwelling extended to interior design and domestic objects (ceramic production, the result of collaboration with the company Richard-Ginori started as early as 1923). A divulger of a new taste and design, intertwined with the forms of serial production, through the Biennials of Monza and the Triennials of Milan (whose managing committees has been repeatedly a member) or from the pages of the magazines Domus (founded and directed, 1928- 40 and 1948-79) and Style (1941-47).