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Gio Ponti x Oliver Peoples collection lands at Seekers

November 25, 2021

Seekers has secured a limited release from the Oliver Peoples Takumi Series II collection in collaboration with the Gio Ponti archives.

Gio Ponti (1891-1979) was one of the most original and inventive architectural minds of twentieth century Italy. Ponti quietly but consistently revolutionized Italian design - imbuing buildings, chairs, paintings, sculptures, and objects of everyday use with mysterious finesse. Drawn to classical forms while clearly aware of the technological, economic and aesthetic challenge of modernity, his versatile sensibility defies easy categorization.

In a career spanning over five decades, beginning in the 1920s right up until the end of the 1970s, Ponti demonstrated his mastery across complex projects. Including private spaces like the Villa Planchart in Caracas, Venezuela, and Italy's most famous skyscraper, the Pirelli Tower in Milan, as well as metal sculptures, frescoes, ceramics, glass, and textiles.

The Oliver Peoples Takumi Series II collection brings together all that makes Gio Ponti’s works iconic – consistent lines, sharp angles, three-dimensional points, in a new, fresh way using glasses as a canvas.

Seekers is thrilled to have secured the G. Ponti-1 - a limited release style from the Gio Ponti x Oliver Peoples Takami Series II. Pictured above in the blue colourway, the frames reincarnate the blue hues of Gio Ponti’s designed tiles for Hotel Parco dei Principi.

Made in Japan. The G. Ponti-1 features an acetate and titanium optical frame with a dedicated sunglass clip. Featuring Ponti’s iconic angled design elements across its exclusive beveled endpiece, temples and extreme top bar of the sunglass clip.

Available now at Seekers in the washed sage and mustard colourway. Come in and speak to us to discover more about these exclusive frames. Or discover more about the collection via Oliver Peoples Stories

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