Bookcase, from the 'Domus Nova' series

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Rovigo

  • Literature

    Domus Nova, sales catalogue, 1927, p. 17 for a similar example
    Domus, no. 15, March 1929, p. 22 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

Bookcase, from the 'Domus Nova' series

late 1920s
Oak veneered-wood, oak, walnut.
142 x 150 x 33.1 cm (55 7/8 x 59 x 13 in.)
Side with aluminium label impressed CONS. DI STATO/1437 and two paper labels printed 748 and CONSIGLIO DI STATO/ № 3817. Together with a certificate of expertise from the Gio Ponti Archives.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

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