Gio Ponti - Design New York Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Wannenes, Genoa, "Design," December 10, 2020, lot 328
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    "Domus Nova," Domus, no. 11, November 1928, p. 52 for a similar example
    Laura Falconi, Gio Ponti: Interiors, Objects, Drawings, 1920-1976, Milan, 2010, p. 66 for a similar example

  • 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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Property of a Private Collector, Monte Carlo


Side table with extendable leaves, from the "Domus Nova" series

circa 1928
Burl walnut-veneered wood with burl olive wood marquetry.
Closed: 23 5/8 x 24 5/8 x 24 5/8 in. (60 x 62.5 x 62.5 cm)
Fully extended: 23 5/8 x 40 5/8 x 40 5/8 in. (60 x 103.2 x 103.2 cm)

Together with a certificate of expertise from the Gio Ponti Archives.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $8,190

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New York Auction 7 June 2022