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Gio Ponti: “That mix of pattern and texture inspired a shoot of mine for Wallpaper which was based on multi-faceted furniture and photographed by Andy Barter. I commissioned an artist to paint the background pattern, which took a day, and then I chose furniture with facets and layers that would blend into the background, creating an optical illusion confusing what was 3-D and what was 2-D. The shoot was chosen for the magazine’s cover that month, which was hugely flattering.”