Stile, works of architecture, interior design, drawings, paintings and sculpture.
“Under the aegis of such a very challenging word as “style”, we embark on a study of architecture, interior design, drawings, paintings and sculpture”. Thus Gio Ponti in the first issue of Stile published in January 1941. Stile, a magazine full of “ideas, life, and the future, especially in art”, which Ponti created and edited for Edizioni Garzanti after severing his professional ties with Domus. Lo Stile nella casa e nell’arredamento (“Style for Homes and Interior Design”) – the magazine’s original complete title – was published monthly throughout the war until 1947, when, after over seventy issues, Ponti renewed negotiations with Gianni Mazzocchi to return to the direction of Domus. During those six years, Stile was wholly Ponti’s; his creature. Not only was he its creator and editor, he also worked on its graphics and layout, designing a number of its covers. It was the vehicle that enabled him “to express his thoughts through art”, signing either with his own name or one of his numerous pseudonyms (Archias, Artifex, Mitus, Serangelo, Tipus, etc.), over four hundred articles, including editorials, notes and comments.