S2 E11 100 Letters with Thomaï Serdari

Allow me to interrupt the regular format with an episode about one of my objects of desire... and yes, I do have many!

This one is special: A small book with 100 Letters by Italian architect and designer Gio Ponti (1891-1979) gifted to me by my friend Christine Singer who knew Ponti well through her husband's company, M. Singer & Sons Furniture.

Ponti produced some of the most exquisite mid-century modern  pieces through  M. Singer & Sons  Furniture. Today, most of Ponti's furniture  remains in private collections and in the collections of mostly European museums. In the US you can find a few  pieces at the Museum of Modern Art and  the Metropolitan Museum of Art while they occasionally come up at auctions. 

In Memoriam: Christine Singer (1929-2022), scientist, architectural historian, and excellent cook.