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5. Gio Ponti, Parco dei Principi hotel, Sorrento
“We admire Ponti for his elegance and capacity to connect architecture and decoration. We like the Italian aesthetic of the late ‘50s and on, the ‘educated and sophisticated rising middle class’ style that was very well represented by masters such as Ponti or Carlo de Carli. The style was a revisitation of a neoclassical aesthetic, with a use of precious materials such as marble and brass, precious woods, and patterns.”