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15 July to 8 October 2023 | Laveno di Mombello

EXHIBITION 100% A centenary and a hundred pieces

The MIDeC - Museo Internazionale Design Ceramico in Laveno Mondello presents from 15 July to 8 October 2023 the exhibition 100% A centenary and a hundred pieces: Richard-Ginori e Gio Ponti in una collezione lavenese, curated by Anty Pansera, the Museum's curator, and Giacinta Cavagna di Gualdana, with an installation by Ivo Tomasi.

Over one hundred pieces, from a private collection in Laveno, signed by Gio Ponti and made for Richard-Ginori, will be on display. In fact, it was precisely in 1923, exactly one hundred years ago, that the partnership between Ponti and the famous factory began, when the then young Milanese architect became the creative director of Richard-Ginori, helping the company, which had two centuries of history behind it but needed both formal and linguistic innovations, to become the famous international brand that everyone still knows today.

As a corollary to this exhibition, an exhibition project combining history and contemporaneity A tale in ceramics and glass: the dialogues of Margherita (Grasselli) and Pinocchio (Massimo Lunardon), which aims to make us reflect on the topicality of glass, which has in common with ceramics its hardness, fragility and transparency.


MIDeC, International Ceramic Design Museum Laveno Mombello (VA)

Opening times

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday 15.00 - 20.00
  • Sunday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. - 7 p.m.


  • Full 6 €
  • Reduced 3 €

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