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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Milan

  • Literature

    Lisa Licitra Ponti, Gio Ponti: The Complete Works 1923-1978, London, 1990, p. 170
    Irene de Guttry and Maria Paola Maino, Il Mobile Italiano degli anni '40 e '50, Bari, 1992, p. 41
    Ugo La Pietra, ed., Gio Ponti, New York, 2009, pp. 205, 279

  • 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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Set of four dining chairs, model no. 676

circa 1954
Stained walnut, vinyl, brass.
Each: 84.5 x 48.5 x 49 cm (33 1/4 x 19 1/8 x 19 1/4 in.)
Manufactured by Cassina, Meda, Italy. Reverse of each with manufacturer's brass label impressed FIGLI DI AMEDEO CASSINA/TEL 72.38 MEDA (MILANO). Together with a certificate of expertise from the Gio Ponti Archives.

Estimate
£5,000 - 7,000 

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Design

London Auction 30 June 2021