Gio Ponti - Design / Design Art New York Wednesday, December 13, 2006 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Ugo La Pietra, ed., Gio Ponti, Milan, 1995, p. 337, fig. 707; Giuliana Gramigna and Paola Biondi, Il Design in Italia, Dell' Arredamento Domestico, Turin, 2000, p. 371, fig. 5; Laura Falconi, Gio Ponti: Interni, Oggetti, Desegni: 1920-1976, Milan, 2005, pp. 202-203

  • 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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"Triposto" seating and storage unit

ca. 1991
Chrome-plated metal, leather, wood, laminated wood.
25 3/4 x 48 3/4 x 48 1/4 in. (65.4 x 123.8 x 122.6 cm)
Designed in 1967 and manufactured by Tecno, Italy. With the manufacturer's metal label impressed with facsimile signature "Ponti" and "1967/1991."

Estimate
$12,000 - 18,000 

Design / Design Art

14 Dec 2006, 2pm
New York