Two legendary design manufactures associated with two modernist heroes Alvar Aalto and Gio Ponti have presented very nice illustrated cards showing their collections at Salone del Mobile this month.
Finnish brand Artek has unveiled beautiful cards made out of natural paper with simple illustrations of products ranging from Aalvar Aalto's 1930s furniture and lightning to Ilmari Tapiovaara's Kiki lounge chair (1960) and 10 Unit System chair by Shigeru Ban from 2009.
One of our biggest surprises at Salone was a presentation of newly relaunched Fontana Arte, the company, which was founded in 1932 by Gio Ponti. The brand was specialized for production of glass lightning, as well as furniture and accessories. After years of decline, the company has launched fresh lightning collection including designs by Andreas Engesvik, Constance Guisset, Form Us With Love and others.