G. Gariboldi Container with Lid and Egg Cup Ceramic Italy 1950s

Code :  OGMOOG0148119

G. Gariboldi Container with Lid and Egg Cup Ceramic Italy 1950s

Code :  OGMOOG0148119


G. Gariboldi Container with Lid and Egg Cup Ceramic Italy 1950s


Designer:  Giovanni Gariboldi

Production:  Ginori San Cristoforo

Time:  1950 - 1959

Production country:  Milano, Italia

Material:  Ceramic


Green glazed ceramic container with lid and egg cup from the Giovanni Gariboldi, Richard-Ginori, San Cristoforo Manufacture. Brand under the base.

Product Condition:
Item in good condition, with small signs of wear.

Maximum size (cm):
Height: 10

Additional Information

Designer: Giovanni Gariboldi

Gariboldi could be defined as a man-company ideal. He worked for Richard Ginori where he established an engaging and tactile relationship where the know-how within is expressed in sensual co-responsibility and participation, or in that sense of doing together not limited to the ceramic company, but extended to the territory and even more end user, who, perhaps, was never caught by a Gio Ponti more interested in waste and exceptional performance than in the routine of functional details and practical adaptation for production needs. As a performer of Pontian inventions Gariboldi came to Ginori to play the same role of artistic direction covered by Ponti (from 1923 until the mid-1930s). Gariboldi had a "leading role within the Artistic Service of San Cristoforo" in the following thirteen years, remaining in direct contact with the most specific problems of the ceramic technique (from research on glazes, to terracotta, from stoneware to biscuit, from cameo to oriental porcelain) sometimes investigating the "possibilities offered by monochrome" (making use of the "luster" treatments, the straw yellow, or the airbrush and the sponging) on the other hand questioning the metamorphic peculiarities of the chromatic variations combined with the embossed decorations, or passing from the recovery, the re-enactment and the innovation of the "ancient repertoires of manufacture" to the reinterpretation of the same Pontian geometric motifs. Gariboldi thus becomes a man of reconstruction, and in his early years as director of the Artistic Service he is involved and involved more in the corporate strategy of "expanding the chain of shops" than in the "creation of models and decorations". But 1954 is truly a magical year for Gariboldi who with the Colonna service creates a masterpiece of dry elegance, practicality and economy. «The different elements of the service are, in fact, perfectly stackable one on top of the other; many pieces have been designed to be adaptable to multiple functions and uses; the choice of making it in Ariston porcelain (a less refined material than traditional porcelain, but harder, more resistant and cheaper) allows to contain costs ». This project, awarded in the same year with the Compasso d'Oro "both for the successful essentiality of shapes and colors and for the expedient of the" vertical overlap "as a proposal for minimum bulk", has since become a sort of model or ideal. type of modern everyday life to which Gariboldi would have dedicated himself in the following three decades with updates and improvements, winning the gold medal at the XXV International Competition of Art Ceramics of Faenza in 1967. Giovanni Gariboldi certainly had a leading role also in the 'opening up of Italy to modernity or to concepts such as attention to packaging and space saving. - - -

Production: Ginori San Cristoforo

Time: 1950 - 1959

Material: Ceramic

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