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Ceramica Francesco De Maio has the exclusive license for the five continents to faithfully reproduce and sell one of the most beautiful ceramic collections, the Blu Ponti.

Thirty three decorations with geometric and naturalistic motifs signed by Gio Ponti are in the Blu Ponti Collection of Ceramica Francesco De Maio.

The colors of the sky and the sea of Sorrento in the Blu Ponti Collection of Ceramica Francesco De Maio that Gio Ponti realized between 1960 and 1962 to cover, with different combinations, the floor of the lobby and of the hundred rooms at the Hotel Parco dei Principi in Sorrento, the first design hotel in the world.

The Ceramica Francesco De Maio was chosen by the Ponti’s heirs as the exclusive licensee for the re-edition of the 33 white and blue decorations and now, after almost 60 years later, produces and sells, in world exclusive, the Blue Ponti Collection.

A re-edition of the Blu Ponti majolica tiles so faithful for the glaze, colors, decorations and the thickness of the '60s that has recognized to the Ceramica Francesco De Maio the valuable use of the signature of this architect, a proponent of the industrial design and great appreciator of the craftsmanship. The prestigious signature of Gio Ponti, architect, designer and Italian essayist, one of the most important on the international scene and among the greatest of the twentieth century is on the ceramic tiles of this Italian company, nowadays a world excellence.  

Rigorously hand-painted majolica tiles according to the ancient technique of hand-made decoration to merge the craftsmanship, the territoriality and the design to emphasize the true Made in Italy.

“…with thirty different tile patterns, each of which could be combined in two, three, or even four different ways, I ended up with one hundred different compositions … and it always gets me thinking about the infinite possibilities of art: give someone a 20x20 square and, though over the centuries people have delighted themselves coming up with endless different designs - there’s always room for one more, there’s always room for your design...”
(Gio Ponti)
Designed by
Gio Ponti
A master architect and designer Gio Ponti, a proponent of the industrial design and great appreciator of the craftsmanship, between the late '40s and the early '70s, loved coming to Salerno to the ex-Ceramica D 'Agostino. He studied the renewal of the ceramic language and, through colors and geometric and naturalistic lines, created the famous "Blu Ponti" majolica tiles, which today Ceramica Francesco De Maio produces to combine craftsmanship, territoriality and design in an all-Italian way of doing things.
A pattern, endless blue combinations!

The blue of the sky and the sea, the geometric traits and infinitely combinable like the profiles of nature, the light touch of the hand guided by the heart are in the Blu Ponti Collection, conceived in the 1960s by Gio Ponti, father of Italian industrial design, and reissued by Ceramica Francesco De Maio.

The special 20x20 majolica, rigorously hand-decorated, has been selected by the New York Musem of Modern Art to represent the historical icons of the Italian design in the exclusive Design Store.

Blu Ponti Decor Type 8

The reproduction of the Blu Ponti tiles is so faithful that has recognized to the Ceramica Francesco De Maio the valuable use of the signature of this architect, designer and Italian writer, among the greatest of the twentieth century.

Blu Ponti majolica tile is rigorously hand-painted piece by piece by Master Decorators of the Ceramica Francesco De Maio.
Product Overview
Collection name: Blu Ponti Collection
Designer: Gio Ponti
Color: White, Blue and Light Blue
Color variants: Green, Yellow, Red e Black
Material: hand-decorated double-fire ceramic tiles (also available in stoneware (Grès Maiolicato®) and Anti-slip R10, if requested)
Ceramica Francesco De Maio production: handicraft (double-fire) and Industrial (stoneware (Grès Maiolicato®) and Anti-slip R10)
Finishing: Smooth
Sizes: 20x20cm – 53x53 cm
Thickness: 13 mm – 12mm
Weight: 21 Kg/Mq
Intended use: internal and external (stoneware (Grès Maiolicato®) and Anti-slip R10,) walls and floors, domestic and non-domestic environments, swimming pool.
Technical features: resistant to sudden temperature changes (stoneware (Grès Maiolicato®) and Anti-slip R10,), easy to clean.
Complementary pieces: Blu Ponti Collection can be combined with 10x20cm sizes and with Pennellati a Mano in various colours and sizes.
Blu Ponti Collection is sold in box of 25 (or 4) decors (pcs) in the 20x20cm (or 53x53cm) size each for a total of 1mq (or 1,12mq) which create infinite combinations.
Blu Ponti majolica tile is rigorously hand-painted piece by piece by Master Decorators of the Ceramica Francesco De Maio.
Product name

Blu Ponti

Designer

Gio Ponti

Materials

Ceramic

Features

hand-made

Production process
Blu Ponti of Ceramica Francesco De Maio. Majolica tiles in 20x20cm with a thickness of 13 mm, which faithfully reproduce the glaze, colors, decorations and the thickness of the '60s. Strictly hand-decorated with the ancient technique of decoration, printed by hand. A special paper mask that has the outline of the drawing to be executed, is putting on the tiles, piece by piece, so that the decorator can distribute the color with a brush that leaves the typical streaks of the brushstroke and it blurs the color.
Ceramica Francesco De Maio - Infinito Blu design by Gio Ponti
The colours of the sky and sea of the Infinite Blu by Gio Ponti.
Blu Punti in Grès Maiolicato® and Gio Ponti Pebbles in limited edition - Outdoor - Arch. Droghi

Majolica tiles by Authors and Gio Ponti pebbles in limited edition made of art and creativity, combined with the excellence of Italian design, give life to projects of high tailoring.

Blu Punti in Grès Maiolicato® of Ceramica Francesco De Maio - Decor Type 30 - Outdoor - Arch. Droghi

Blu Ponti in Grès Maiolicato®

The infinite combinations of white and blue by Gio Ponti, the value of the Blu Ponti collection and the charm of the ancient workmanship of the decoration by hand on the strength of an exclusive stoneware support, also non-slip, to create a unique innovation.

Blu Ponti di Ceramica Francesco De Maio - Taschen Store Berlin

Blu Ponti Tiles made of art and creativity, combined with the excellence of Italian design, give life to prestigious projects.

Ceramica Francesco De Maio - Collezione Blu Ponti design Gio Ponti Decori

33 white and blue decorations created by the great designer Gio Ponti in 1960 to cover, with different combinations, the floor of the lobby and the hundred rooms at the Hotel Parco dei Principi in Sorrento.

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