Photo of page from publication ITALOMODERN 1 , a part of two-volume survey of Northern Italy’s modernist architecture.

The shag staircase is a part of the “House under a leaf” [1], a project by Giò Ponti, which was meant to be a holiday house for the art collector Giobatta Meneguzzo in Malo. In the end the client decided it should be a year-round residence, which is also holding a part of his collection. Since Ponti was unwilling to work on an adaptation to the new situation, he recommended the young designer Nanda Vigo for this task. Among other things, she is an author of a shag spiral staircase situated in the center of the residence, leading to the art collection on the lower level. [2]

[1] Casa sotto una foglia, Malo, Italy; Giò Ponti, Nanda Vigo; 1964-1969.
[2] FEIERSINGER Martin, FEIERSINGER Werner: ITALOMODERN 1: Architecture in Northern Italy 1946-1976. Park Books AG, Zurich, 2016. s. 216-219.
30 / 7 / 2019
by Maroš Greš
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