Floor lamp

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Milan

  • Literature

    Ugo La Pietra, ed., Gio Ponti: L’arte si innamora dell’industria, New York, 2009, pp. 382-83
    Sophie Bouilhet-Dumas, Dominique Forest and Salvatore Licitra, eds., Gio Ponti: archi-designer, exh. cat., Milan, 2018, p. 288

  • Artist Bio

    Gio Ponti

    Italian • 1891 - 1979

    Among the most prolific talents to grace twentieth-century design, Gio Ponti defied categorization. Though trained as an architect, he made major contributions to the decorative arts, designing in such disparate materials as ceramics, glass, wood and metal. A gale force of interdisciplinary creativity, Ponti embraced new materials like plastic and aluminum but employed traditional materials such as marble and wood in original, unconventional ways.

    In the industrial realm, he designed buildings, cars, machinery and appliances — notably, the La Cornuta espresso machine for La Pavoni — and founded the ADI (Industrial Designer Association). Among the most special works by Gio Ponti are those that he made in collaboration with master craftsmen such as the cabinetmaker Giordano Chiesa, the illustrator Piero Fornasetti and the enamellist Paolo de Poli.

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Gio Ponti

Floor lamp

circa 1973
Anodised aluminum, stainless steel.
114.3 cm (45 in.) high
Manufactured by Reggiani, Italy. Together with a certificate of expertise from the Gio Ponti Archives. Underside impressed REGGIANI/G 3.

Estimate
£4,000 - 6,000 

sold for £7,500

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta E Costa
Head of Sale
+44 20 7318 4019
mhortaecosta@phillips.com

Important Design

London Auction 21 March 2019