Antonia Astori & Nicola De Ponti
Astori De Ponti Associati was set up in 2004 and focuses mainly on interior design. Its founder members are Antonia Astori De Ponti and Nicola De Ponti.
After graduating in Industrial and Visual Design at Lausanne, Antonia Astori founded Driade in 1968 with her brother, Enrico, and sister-in-law, Adelaide Acerbi. She has designed furniture systems and furnishings as well as installations and exhibitions for Driade. In addition to her work in furniture design, she has also worked in interior design on projects for homes, offices, showrooms and stores. Her long-standing partnership with the French fashion designers, Marithé and François Girbaud, is an important stage in her work in the field of store design. The vital role played by Antonia Astori on the national and international scene is completed with active participation in the field including the unforgettable Eurodomus event held in Turin in 1971 under the aegis of Gio Ponti.
Nicola De Ponti graduated in Architecture from Milan Polytechnic in 2000. From 1996 to 1999 he gained valuable work experience at the architecture and design studio, Tusquets, Diaz y Asociados. From 2001 to 2004, he worked in Milan with the architectural studio Flavio Albanese and then began to work freelance. He also collaborates with Milan Polytechnic and is involved in design criticism.