Gio Ponti - Design New York Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Wright, Important Design, December 9, 2007, lot 133

  • Literature

    Ugo La Pietra, ed. Gio Ponti, New York, 2009, pp. 8-9, 12-13 for similar examples; Laura Falconi, Gio Ponti: Interni, Oggetti, Disegni 1920-1976, Milan, 2004, pp, 44-45, 230-231 for similar examples

  • 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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Two-piece cabinet, from the Domus Nova series

ca. 1927-1929
Cherry wood, bronze.
63 1/2 x 34 3/8 x 13 1/8 in. (161.3 x 87.3 x 33.3 cm.)
Produced by La Rinascente, Italy. Together with a certificate of authenticity and archive label from the Gio Ponti Archives.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $15,000


25 May 2011
New York