Giacinta Cavagna di Gualdana
The book gives an account of the long career of Giovanni Gariboldi, a decorative arts designer specializing in ceramics whose name was inextricably linked to manufacturer Richard Ginori. The book traces Gariboldi’s life from his early days under Art Director Gio Ponti, to his first independent designs for dinner services and single items. After taking on the role of Ginori Art Director himself, he was in charge of designing and mounting all the company exhibitions. He was awarded the Compasso d’Oro for his dinner service “Colonna”, a powerful icon, and sign of a society that was opening up to a new, more modern world.