Lucano House

“With the completion of the Casa Lucano in 1951, a large apartment in the elegant Fiera district in the northwest of Milan, Gio Ponti reached the apex of his quest for the Fantasy Home, a type of house that echoes both Italian Metaphysical and French Surrealist art of the early and mid-twentieth century within the domestic realm. This approach has almost no equivalent in pre-war Europe except perhaps in Le Corbusier’s Beistegui apartment (1929-31) and Carlo Mollino’s Devalle apartment (1939-40). It is a testimony to the inspired patronage emerging from the dynamic cultural environment of that period. Soon after the war, Ponti harnessed those currents with resounding success in Milan, where he engaged in constant dialogue with his peers and his patrons among the enlightened Milanese society.”

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Photo by Heli Rekula, ‘Overflow, 2004‘, chair from Gio Ponti ‘Chair of Little Seat‘, floor lamp ‘Arredoluce Triennial‘ by Angelo Lelli, dining table from Borsani, bronze mirror from Jean Rivière, and adjustable sconces from Armelie Benoit.