Key facts

Product:
Blu Ponti Decoro Tipo 20
Family:
Blu Ponti
Manufacturer:
Ceramica Francesco De Maio >
Designer:
Gio Ponti >
Order number:
FDMDT20BP201
Architonic ID:
20099888
Country:
Italy
Manufacturer groups :
Flooring-Ceramic flooring >
Wall coverings-Wall tiles >
Ceramic-Ceramic tiles >
Groups:
Flooring-Ceramic flooring >
Wall coverings-Wall tiles >
Ceramic-Ceramic tiles >

Product description

Blu Ponti Collection: 33 white and blue decors with geometric and naturalistic motifs, designed by Gio Ponti between 1960 and 1962 for the Hotel Parco dei Principi in Sorrento, produced and sold as a worldwide exclusive by Ceramica Francesco De Maio. Majolica tiles in 20x20cm size and 12,5 mm thick, faithfully reproducing the glaze, the colours, the decorations and the thickness of the original tiles of the ‘60s. Rigorously hand-painted according to the ancient technique of hand-made decoration to merge the craftsmanship, the territoriality and the design to emphasize the true Made in Italy.

Material: hand-decorated double-fire tiles (also available in handmade cotto, stoneware and anti-slip, if requested)
Francesco De Maio production: handicraft (double-fire and cotto handmade) and Industrial (stoneware and anti-slip)
Finishing: Smooth
Sizes: 20x20cm - 53x53cm
Thickness: 12,5 mm - 12mm
Composition: 1pcs
Complementary pieces: Blu Ponti Collection can be combined with Pennellati a Mano in various colours and sizes.
Colours: Bianco, Azzurro, Blu. Blu Ponti is sold in box of 25 (or 4) decors in the 20x20cm (or 53x53cm) sizes each for a total of 1mq (or 1,12mq).
Intended use: internal and external (stoneware and anti-slip) walls and floors, domestic and non-domestic environments.
Technical features: Resistant to sudden temperature changes (stoneware and anti-slip), easy to clean.

Product family

Concept

The colours of the sky and of the sea in the Blu Ponti Collection that, between 1960 and 1962, Gio Ponti realized to cover, with different combinations, the floor of the lobby and of the hundred rooms of the Hotel Parco dei Principi in Sorrento, the first design hotel in the world. The Ceramica Francesco De Maio was chosen by Ponti’s heirs as the exclusive licensee for the re-edition of the 33 white and blue decorations and now, almost 60 years later, it still produces and sells the Blue Ponti Collection, as a worldwide exclusive. Such a faithful reproduction of Blu Ponti majolica glaze, colours, decorations and thickness, as it used to be in the '60s, that has awarded Ceramica Francesco De Maio with the valuable use of the signature of the architect, an advocate of the industrial design and great appreciator of craftsmanship. The prestigious signature of Gio Ponti, architect, designer and Italian essayist, still one of the most important people of the international scene and among the greatest of the twentieth century, can be found on the ceramic tiles of this Italian company, which is nowadays a world excellence. In Salerno (southern Italy), the great designer realized some prestigious collections, inspired by specific shapes and a certain design content. There, he studied the renewal of the ceramic language and, emphasizing the local context through colours and geometric and naturalistic lines, he created the famous Blu Ponti majolica tiles. A continuity between the past ceramic tradition, the present and future one through craftsmanship, territoriality and a real Made in Italy design.
HAND-DECORATED CERAMIC TILES