“You learn the things made by hand.
Nothing that does not come from the hands.
The architect must learn from the craftsman how to love this job:
how beautiful is to make it. The art for the art is there,
It is not a kind of art with no content,
But it is in the happiness to do it.”
Gio Ponti’s official seal for Ceramica Francesco De Maio. The prestigious signature of this architect, designer and Italian essayist, among the greatest of the twentieth century is on the tiles of this Italian company, nowadays a world excellence.
The colors of the sky and the sea in the thirty blue and white decorations that Gio Ponti realized between 1960 and 1962 to cover, with different combinations, the floor of the lobby and of the hundred rooms at the Hotel Parco dei Principi in Sorrento, the first design hotel in the world.
Thirty three decorations with geometric and naturalistic motifs signed by Gio Ponti for Ceramica Francesco De Maio that represent the emblem of the Made in Italy in the world, preserving the image of the great international designer.
A reproduction of the Blu Ponti tiles so faithful that has recognized to the Ceramica Francesco De Maio the valuable use of the signature of this architect, designer and Italian writer, among the greatest of the twentieth century.
Therefore a continuity between the ceramic tradition of the past, present and future through craftsmanship, territoriality and design of a real Made in Italy. Ceramica Francesco De Maio is exclusive producer for 5 continents of Gio Ponti’s creations.
There are tones of classic green, yellow, black, red and light blue on sizes 20x20cm and the big size 53x53cm to embellish the 33 decors of the famous "Blu Ponti" Collection of Ceramica Francesco De Maio.
Five basil colors that can be combined freely, combining pure colors and tones, in a variety of shades. The 33 decors of the famous "Blu Ponti" Collection of Ceramica Francesco De Maio, designed by Gio Ponti, are dressed with unusual sizes and colors to match, choosing a variety of new and bright shades.