Iconic sculpted walnut Gio Ponti cocktail table with a floating travertine top. Original M. Singer & Sons label intact. The table is currently located in NYC. About Gio Ponti (Designer) An architect, furniture and industrial designer and editor, Gio Ponti was arguably the most influential figure in 20th-century Italian Modernism. Ponti designed thousands of furnishings and products ? from cabinets, lamps and chairs to ceramics and coffeemakers ? and his buildings, including the brawny Pirelli Tower (1956) in his native Milan, and the castle-like Denver Art Museum (1971), were erected in 14 countries. Through Domus, the magazine he founded in 1928, Ponti brought attention to virtually every significant movement and creator in the spheres of modern art and design.