Ceramic wall tiles / flooring
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 will be on the tiles of this Italian company, nowadays a world excellence. Ceramica Francesco De Maio will be exclusive for 5 continents (Europe, America, Africa, Oceania e Antarctica) of the Gio Ponti’s decorations.
Ceramica Francesco De Maio obtains the original license for the re-production of the thirty blue and white decorations that Gio Ponti realized between 1960 and 1962 for the Hotel Parco dei Principi in Sorrento, the first design hotel in the world. And today, after more than fifty years since that day, the Ceramics of italy Francesco De Maio will be exclusive of the Gio Ponti’s creations, realizing the tiles with the same glazes, supports and colors for these thirty decorations to continue the ceramic tradition of past, present and future.
The authorization for the revival of the decorations of the most important designer in the world was granted to the Ceramica Francesco De Maio, holder of the Know-how of the ex-Ceramica D’Agostino, today Antiche Fornaci D’Agostino, company taken over by the Ceramica Francesco De Maio in 1990, that has assured the faithful reproduction of the Gio Ponti’s decorations.
The great architect and designer Gio Ponti, proponent of the industrial design and great appreciator of the craftsmanship, between the late ‘50s and the early ‘70s, loved coming to Salerno to the ex- Ceramica D’Agostino. Here he studied the renewal of the ceramic language and, emphasizing the local context through colors and geometric and naturalistic lines, created the famous “Blu Ponti” tiles, that today Ceramica Francesco De Maio re-proposes to combine craftsmanship, territoriality and design of the real made in Italy.