Cassina - Design New York Saturday, November 14, 2009 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Irene de Guttry and Maria Paola Maino, Il Mobile Italiano Degli Anni' 40 e '50, Roma-Bari, 1992, p. 133 for a similar example; Patrick Favardin, Les Années 50, Paris, 1999, p. 49 for a similar example; Museu do Design: Luxo, Pop, Cool, De 1937 Até Hoje, exh. cat., Museu do Design, Lisbon, 1999, pl. 30 for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    Salvatore Licitra at the Gio Ponti Archives has suggested the present model of rocking chair was designed by Cassina’s studio tecnico. Throughout his career, Gio Ponti maintained an intense and fruitful relationship with Cassina, the Italian furniture manufacturer. The present lot bears undeniable similarities to a lounge chair designed by Gio Ponti for Cassina in the 1950s. Both chairs were produced in walnut and have pronounced wingbacks, slotted side rails, webbed seats, and carved arms.


Rocking chair

ca. 1950
Walnut, fabric, rubber, plastic.
37 in. (94 cm.) high
Manufactured by Cassina, Italy.

$15,000 - 20,000 


14 Nov 2009
New York