Saint Laurent Rive Droite presents "Gio Ponti - Villa Planchart" curated by Anthony Vaccarello

— 15 April 2024
Courtesy Saint Lauren

An exclusive collaboration with the Gio Ponti Archives and the Fundación Anala y Armando Planchart on the occasion of Milan Design Week. 

On the occasion of Milan Design Week, SAINT LAURENT RIVE droite presents an exclusive collaboration with the Gio Ponti Archives and the Fundación Anala y Armando Planchart, "Gio Ponti - Villa Planchart". The exhibition, curated by Anthony Vaccarello, will showcase an exceptional plate collection at the Chiostri di San Simpliciano.    

In Venezuela in 1953, Anala and Armando Planchart commissioned the renowned Italian architect Gio Ponti to build an avant-garde villa for them on the highest hill overlooking Caracas.  

Framing their modern aspirations, Gio Ponti designed a house “as light and graceful as a butterfly posed on a hill”, brimming with ingenious inventions, bright colors, and showcasing magnificent views, collections of orchids, and works of art. 
In finalizing the interior decoration of the Villa Planchart, Ponti employed exceptional Italian artisans with traditional expertise, including the Florentine manufacturer Ginori 1735, for which he had previously  worked as artistic director. He designed a set of porcelain tableware decorated with the symbols
 and motifs of the villa, illustrating his artistic talent and eye for detail: the Sun, the Crescent Moon, the  Polar Star and magnificent iterations of the letter “A” – an homage to Anala and Armando. 

SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE, in collaboration with Ginori 1735, has reissued 12 original plates from the Villa Planchart Segnaposto collection designed by Gio Ponti in 1957. These traditionally crafted  decorative porcelain plates are painted by hand in Ginori 1735’s Italian Manifattura.  
The limited-edition plates will be available on YSL.COM, at SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE Los Angeles, SAINT LAURENT BABYLONE in Paris, and, for a limited time, by appointment at Saint Laurent’s Milan  flagship on Via Montenapoleone during Milan Design Week.  

Open from April 16th to 21st, the Gio Ponti – Villa Planchart exhibition will be on view at the Chiostri Di San Simpliciano in Milan.  
To pre-book tickets, register through this link: 

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