For the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of Venice, Molteni&C and Rubelli pay tribute to Gio Pontiwith an exhibition at Palazzo Corner Spinelli (San Marco 3877), the historic Rubelli headquarters.The show features the collection of furnishings reissued by Molteni&C and the limited edition of the chair designed by Gio Ponti for his own home on Via Dezza in Milan, covered with the Punteggiato and Rattoppato velvets, also designed by Gio Ponti for Rubelli and shown at the Biennale in 1934. The chair is part of the Molteni&C collection, produced thanks to an exclusive agreement with Ponti’s heirs, under the artistic direction of Studio Cerri&Associati,which includes furnishings designed by Ponti between 1935 (chair for the first Montecatini building) and the 1950s (bookcase, chest of drawers, end table, frames and carpet for the Ponti house on Via Dezza in Milan, 1956-57). The Punteggiato and Rattoppato fabrics are respectively a chiseled velvet with a geometric pattern on a metallic ground, and a velvet worked with abstract graphic signs. Both belong to the Rubelli collection of velvets and damasks created by the great master of 20th-century architecture for the Venetian firm, shown alongside the original sketches and patterns. The event also includes the exhibition Vivere alla Ponti. Experiments of domestic life and architecture for dwelling and working. Curated by the Architects’ Association of Milan in collaboration with Molteni&C, the show pays tribute to the domestic design of Gio Ponti and to a vision of modernity that is still timely today; it is both a personal and a professional chronicle, accompanied by letters, family photographs and video documents. The collaboration between Molteni&C and Rubelli, two leaders of Italian design known for contemporary furnishings and high-end fabrics, reflects a shared goal of conservation of a legacy of timeless value and beauty.