Gio Ponti - Design New York Thursday, June 8, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Livio and Maria Garzanti Foundation, Forlì

  • Literature

    Franco Bertoni, Gio Ponti: "Idee" d'arte e di architettura a Imola e in Romagna, exh. cat., Centro Polivalente Gianni Isola, Imola, 2012, p. 197

  • 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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Low table

circa 1955
Ash-veneered wood, glass, brass.
20 1/4 in. (51.4 cm) high, 31 5/8 in. (80.3 cm) diameter
Manufactured by Industria Salotti e Arredamenti, Bergamo, Italy. Underside with manufacturer's metal label printed arredamenti/isa/Ponte S. Pietro. Together with a certificate of expertise from the Gio Ponti Archives.

$6,000 - 8,000 

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New York Auction 8 June 2023