ANDREA PONSI: DESIGN ELEMENTARE - ELEMENTARY DESIGN
Andrea Ponsi, Edizioni L'Archivolto, Italy, 1994
Introduction by Bruno Munari and Vittorio Savi, curated by Silvio San Pietro
FROM THE INTRODUCTION BY BRUNO MUNARI:
"The furniture system of Andrea Ponsi is disarmingly simple, so simple that it makes one say, "how come I didn't think of that?' The main elements consist of a tube and a joint. The tube is connected with the joint, thus becoming the basis of any object to be completed later by other elements, either suggested by the designer or purposely defined by the taste of the person who is assembling it. Given these relative connections, even the connected relatives are content. The examples published within this book have a considerable feature: they are aesthetically correct. They have the right dimensions, perfect orientation, are pleasant on the whole, and functionable. What more could you ask for?"...