Wall-mounted magazine rack

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  • Condition Report

  • Provenance

    Private collection, Forlì

  • Literature

    "Un Appartamento Risistemato a Milano," Domus, no. 131, November 1938, p. 18 for a similar example
    Vito Latis, I Libri Nella Casa, Milan, 1945, p. 19 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

Wall-mounted magazine rack

circa 1938
Walnut, walnut-veneered wood, brass.
55 1/2 x 74 x 6 1/4 in. (141 x 188 x 15.9 cm)
Likely executed by Sala di Milano, Italy. Together with a certificate of expertise from the Gio Ponti Archives.

Estimate
$10,000 - 15,000 

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New York Auction 17 December 2019