Gio Ponti - Important Design London Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Phillips
  • Literature

    'Across the seas collaboration for the new Singer collection', Interiors, December 1951, p. 127
    'Camera d’albergo, Gio Ponti arch.', Domus, no. 265, December 1951, p. 12
    'Studio legale a Milano', Domus, no. 286, September 1953, p. 34
    Marco Romanelli, ed., Gio Ponti: A World, exh. cat., Design Museum, London, 2002, p. 90

  • 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.

    View More Works


Pair of armchairs, model no. 110

Oak, brass, fabric.
Each: 85.5 x 55.2 x 57.5 cm (33 5/8 x 21 3/4 x 22 5/8 in.)
Manufactured by Cassina, Meda, Italy. Together with a certificate of expertise from the Gio Ponti Archives.

£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £17,500

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta e Costa
Head of Sale
+44 20 7318 4019

Important Design

London Auction 26 April 2018