Gio Ponti - Design London Thursday, May 12, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Varese

  • Literature

    Ugo La Pietra, ed., Gio Ponti, New York, 1996, p. 136 for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model console table was presented as part of the 'Camera da letto per uno scapolo' project at the Galleria del Sagrato, Milan, in 1947.

  • 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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Console table

circa 1947
Walnut, walnut-veneered wood, brass.
76.8 x 133.4 x 39.8 cm (30 1/4 x 52 1/2 x 15 5/8 in.)
Manufactured by Ambrosini Mobili, Italy. Together with a certificate of expertise from the Gio Ponti Archives.

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000 Ω

Sold for £41,580

Contact Specialist

Antonia King

Head of Sale, Design
+44 20 7901 7944

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Design

London Auction 12 May 2022