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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Italy

  • Catalogue Essay

    An archived photograph of the present model armchairs and sofa is held in the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV) Archives.

  • Artist Biography

    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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Pair of rare armchairs

late 1930s
stained walnut, fabric
Each: 74.5 x 91.5 x 82 cm (29 3/8 x 36 x 32 1/4 in.)
Together with a certificate of expertise from the Gio Ponti Archives. Produced late 1930s.

Estimate
HK$78,000 - 100,000 
€8,800-11,300
$10,000-12,800

Sold for HK$100,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 26 November 2018