Title, Year

Pirelli Nuova Sede, 1955

Designer

Unknown

Client

Pirelli, Italy

Size (h x w), Language

12.5 x 9.5", Italian

This advertisement announces the construction of Pirelli’s 1956 new corporate office building in Milan, where Pirelli’s first factory was once located. Italy’s first skyscraper, the “Pirelli Tower” or “Pirellone” developed by architect Gio Ponti, with the assistance of structural engineers Pier Luigi Nervi and Arturo Danusso was a symbol of contemporary Milan and Italy’s strong economic development. The three colorized floor-shapes are a stylized representation of Ponti’s original graphic identity used to promoted the building.