Two console tables

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Milan

  • Literature

    'Mobili a Göteborg', Domus, no. 307, June 1955, p. 48 for a similar example
    Giampiero Bosoni, Il Modo italiano: Italian design and avant-garde in the 20th Century, exh. cat., Montreal, Museum of Fine Arts, 2006, p. 72 for a similar example
    Laura Falconi, Gio Ponti: Interior, Objects, Drawings, 1920-1976, Milan, 2010, p. 244 for a similar example
    Daria Guarnati, ed., Aria D’Italia: espressione di Gio Ponti, Milan, 2011, p. 74 for a similar example

  • 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

Two console tables

circa 1955
Walnut-veneered wood, East Indian rosewood-veneered wood.
Taller: 84.8 x 127.8 x 34.8 cm (33 3/8 x 50 3/8 x 13 3/4 in.)
Executed by Giordano Chiesa, Milan, Italy. Together with a certificate of expertise from the Gio Ponti Archives.

Estimate
£25,000 - 35,000 

sold for £60,000

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

Important Design

London Auction 21 March 2019