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Gio Ponti Writing Desk for Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL), 1954
By Gio Ponti
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Gio Ponti writing desk for Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL), walnut and brass, Italy, 1954
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Gio Ponti Writing Desk in Walnut and Brass for the BNL Offices, Italy 1940s
By Schirolli, Gio Ponti
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
a typical example of the Ponti's way of thinking lines and proportions. The writing desk has been
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

A Mid-Century Writing Desk Attributed to Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
A Mid-Century writing desk. Mahogany and beech wood with three draws and lift up hinged top
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Gio Ponti Desk
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Gio Ponti custom eight-drawer desk. From a small edition created for administrative offices in
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Gio Ponti Desk
Gio Ponti Desk
H 31 in W 65 in D 35 in
Petite Italian Modern Stained Mahogany Writing Desk by Gio Ponti for Schirolli
By Gio Ponti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Diminutive Italian student desk in stained mahogany designed by Gio Ponti for Schirolli, ca. 1950s
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Rare Gio Ponti Desk
By Gio Ponti
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A Gio Ponti desk manufactured in Italy by Giordano Chiesa. An early example with 2 tone drawer
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Vintage 1950s Italian Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Rare Gio Ponti Desk
Rare Gio Ponti Desk
H 29.25 in W 50.5 in D 25.5 in
Rare Gio Ponti Administrative Desk
By Gio Ponti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gio Ponti desk designed in limited edition for city offices of Forlì, Italy. Original red Formica
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Formica, Beech

Rare Gio Ponti Administrative Desk
Rare Gio Ponti Administrative Desk
H 31.5 in W 64.5 in D 35.5 in
Gio Ponti Attributed "Rosewood Desk"
By Gio Ponti
Located in LAGUNA BEACH, CA
GIO PONTI ATTRIBUTED 'ROSEWOOD DESK' c. 1950's ROSEWOOD, CRYSTAL GLASS 31.5 H x 73 W x 33 D
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass, Rosewood

Gio Ponti Attributed "Rosewood Desk"
Gio Ponti Attributed "Rosewood Desk"
H 31.5 in W 73 in D 33 in
Pair of Vintage Ebonized Beech Writing Desks in the Style of Gio Ponti, Italy
By Gio Ponti
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
drawers each. These desks both have the same timber but with two slightly different shades. They may show
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Formica, Beech

Gio Ponti's walnut desk and chair
By Gio Ponti
Located in Milano, IT
COD-2602 Gio Ponti ( 1891-1979) Desk with walnut uprights and top, two drawers with brass handles
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Gio Ponti's walnut desk and chair
Gio Ponti's walnut desk and chair
H 31.5 in W 55.12 in D 29.53 in
Italian Gio Ponti Mahogany Table Desk
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Italian 1930s mahogany table desk with geometric form legs with brass sabot feet and a single
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Early 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Italian Gio Ponti Mahogany Table Desk
Italian Gio Ponti Mahogany Table Desk
H 31.25 in W 55 in D 27.5 in
Gio Ponti Original 1950's Desk
By Gio Ponti
Located in London, GB
An architect, furniture and industrial designer and editor, Giò Ponti was arguably the most
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Gio Ponti Original 1950's Desk
Gio Ponti Original 1950's Desk
H 31.11 in W 65.75 in D 35.44 in
Giò Ponti Desk for Schirolli. Italy 1960
By Gio Ponti
Located in Catania, IT
design by Giò Ponti, the desk is in good condition, it shows some signs of wear due to time and
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Giò Ponti Desk for Schirolli. Italy 1960
Giò Ponti Desk for Schirolli. Italy 1960
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H 27.56 in W 47.25 in D 18.12 in
Diminutive Gio Ponti for Schirolli Stained Mahogany and Laminate Writing Table
By Gio Ponti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Small writing table/student desk in stained mahogany with attractive mint green laminate surface by
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Laminate, Mahogany

Midcentury Italian Small Desk 1960s Gio Ponti Style
By Gio Ponti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Italian midcentury small desk in style of Gio Ponti.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Gio Ponti “Stile” Desk Wood Brass, 1950, Italy
By Gio Ponti
Located in Milano, IT
Gio Ponti “Stile” desk wood brass, 1950, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Gio’ Ponti “Style” Toilet /Desk Wood Brass, 1950, Italy
By Gio Ponti
Located in Milano, IT
Gio’ Ponti “ Style” toilette/desk wood brass 1950 Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Banca Nazionale Del Lavoro Desk by Gio Ponti, circa 1950
By Gio Ponti
Located in London, GB
This classic, elegant design by Gio Ponti employs his distinctive tapering edges and legs to great
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Vintage 1950s Italian Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Italian Modern Walnut and Rootwood Desk, Attributed to Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Modern Walnut and Rootwood Desk, attributed to Gio Ponti.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Gio Ponti Desk from " Banca Nazionale del Lavoro , Italy, 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful walnut executive desk designed by Gio Ponti and produced by Schirolli for Banca Nazionale
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Giò Ponti's Desk in Blond Wood with Original Wood Top
By Gio Ponti
Located in Milano, IT
Giò Ponti (1891-1979) Desk in blond wood with two drawers and original top designed and produced
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Italian Walnut Executive Desk in the Style of Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
A uniquely designed Italian walnut executive desk having a beautifully grained floating top over a
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Mid-20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Gio Ponti Small Desk Mid-Century Italian Design Laminate Brass Walnut
By Gio Ponti
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Gio Ponti small desk mid-century Italian design laminate brass walnut. including Certificate of
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Desk, Style of Gio Ponti, c 1950s, Refinished
By Gio Ponti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
desk and his body of work. This Italian Mid-Century Modern writing table would work great in a Mid
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

20th Century Italian Small Mahogany Schirolli Mantova Writing Table by Gio Ponti
By Schirolli, Gio Ponti
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Ponti and produced by Schirolli Mantova in good condition. This rectangular desk has a white-grey
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Laminate, Formica, Mahogany

Gio Ponti Vanity desk with a brass circular mirror from Hotel Royal Naples, 1955
By Gio Ponti
Located in Rome, IT
Gio Ponti vanity produced by Giordano Chiesa for the furniture of the Hotel Royal in Naples, 1955
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Molteni&C D.847.1 Ash Wood Desk by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Molteni & C
Located in Boston, MA
A Molteni&C exclusive has given new life to Gio Ponti's table which was originally designed 70
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2010s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Molteni&C D.847.1 Ash Wood Desk by Gio Ponti
Molteni&C D.847.1 Ash Wood Desk by Gio Ponti
H 30.88 in W 52.75 in D 15.75 in
Desk In Mahogany Veneer In the Style of Gio Ponti, Italy 1950's
By Dassi, Gio Ponti
Located in Hellouw, NL
This desk is unassuming yet quietly captivating. Attributed to the renowned designer Gio Ponti, its
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Gio Ponti, Small Walnut Desk, from the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, 1950s
By Gio Ponti, Schirolli
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Gio Ponti small desk in light walnut on shaped tapering legs united by stretchers. The wood is in
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

1950s Gio Ponti Large Executive Desk for RIMA Padova in Walnut Finish, Italy
By Gio Ponti, RIMA
Located in Praha, CZ
- Created for the Pirelli tower offices-Plastic drawers - Good /very good original condition with minor signs of use - Signed by producer
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Plastic, Wood

Black Onyx Glass & Walnut Italian Mid-Century Modern Executive Desk by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Schirolli
Located in New York, NY
A Rare and Elegant Italian MId-Century Modern Neoclassical Desk / Writing Table by Gio Ponti in
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Onyx, Brass

Gio Ponti vanity desk console table with a adjustable Fontana arte mirror, 1950
By Giordano Chiesa, Gio Ponti
Located in Rome, IT
rare Gio Ponti toilette, vanity table dressing table one drawer with an adjustable brass mirror by
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Desk by Gio Ponti and Alberto Rosselli, Rima Padova, Italy, circa 1955
By Gio Ponti, Alberto Rosselli Saporiti
Located in Berlin, DE
Desk by Gio Ponti & Alberto Rosselli, Rima Padova, Italy, circa 1955 Originally designed for the
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Gio Ponti Teak and Brass Desk Designed for the BNL Offices, ISA Bergamo, 1950s
By Gio Ponti, ISA Bergamo
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
This Gio Ponti Desk, designed for BNL offices and manufactured by Isa Bergamo during the 1950s, is
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Midcentury Sculptural Writing Desk in the Style of Ico Parisi, Italy, circa 1960
By Gio Ponti, Ico Parisi
Located in New York City, NY
Impressive, striking desk in the style of Ico Parisi. Beautiful Grecian details carved into the
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Steel

Mid century Desk by Gio Ponti
Located in Paddock Wood Tonbridge, GB
DESK BY GIO PONTI A midcentury desk produced in Italy by Italian master Gio Ponti, good solid
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Mid century Desk by Gio Ponti
Mid century Desk by Gio Ponti
H 31.11 in W 46.46 in D 31.11 in
1950s Mid-Century Italian Wood and Brass Floating Executive Writing Desk Table
By Vittorio Dassi, Gio Ponti, Ico & Luisa Parisi, Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Carimate, Como
Very elegant Italian Art Deco Mid-Century Modern executive desk writing table, with hexagonal
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

1950s Mid-Century Modern Italian Walnut Wood Brass and Glass Writing Desk Table
By Ico & Luisa Parisi, Paolo Buffa, Gio Ponti
Located in Carimate, Como
Very elegant Italian Mid-Century Modern desk writing table, with glass top and beautiful shape of
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Mid-20th Century Italian Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Four drawer lacquered wood panel desk
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Four drawer wood desk with ivory lacquered drawers and angular legs in the style of Gio Ponti.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Four drawer lacquered wood panel desk
Four drawer lacquered wood panel desk
H 31 in W 26.5 in D 46 in
Mid-Century Modern Walnut Desk by Gio Ponti
Located in London, GB
This walnut desk designed by Gio Ponti is of a very useful size and elegant design with the typical
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Vintage 1950s Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Desk by Gio Ponti
Mid-Century Modern Walnut Desk by Gio Ponti
H 31.11 in W 66.93 in D 29.93 in
1940s Art Deco Italian Walnut Burl Black Glass Waterfall Writing Desk Table
By Vittorio Dassi, Guglielmo Ulrich, Ico & Luisa Parisi, Paolo Buffa, Gio Ponti
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful Italian Art Deco Mid-Century Modern desk writing table, in veneer burl wood and precious
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Opaline Glass, Wood

1940s Art Deco Mid-Century Italian Walnut Wood and Brass Writing Desk Table
By Vittorio Dassi, Gio Ponti, Paolo Buffa, Ico & Luisa Parisi, Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in Carimate, Como
Very elegant Italian Art Deco Mid-Century Modern desk writing table, with black glass top and
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Italy Mid-20th Century Modern Steel Crystal Desk
By Gio Ponti
Located in Brescia, IT
This modern Italian design desk, has been made in Milano, in 1960 circa, an item of the ones custom
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Stainless Steel

Italy Mid-20th Century Modern Steel Crystal Desk
Italy Mid-20th Century Modern Steel Crystal Desk
H 28.35 in W 47.25 in D 33.08 in
1950s Italian Burl Maple Desk
By (After) Gio Ponti
Located in Houston, TX
Stylized 1950s Italian burl maple desk with bronze pulls and glass scrivania top.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

1950s Italian Burl Maple Desk
1950s Italian Burl Maple Desk
H 30.75 in W 49.5 in D 26.75 in
Unique Italian Sculptural Free Standing Writing Desk in Walnut
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Executive desk, walnut, brass, glass, Italy, 1950s Made in Italy, this writing desk is designed
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Freestanding Console - Desk, Reception Writing Table in Bright Yellow
By Spinzi
Located in Milano, IT
Contemporary console with integrated writing desk and matching stool, from the Silös collection by
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2010s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Luciano Frigerio Presidential Writing Desk in Walnut, Italy 1970s
By Luciano Frigerio, Luciano Frigerio di Desio
Located in Almelo, NL
Luciano Frigerio Presidential Writing Desk in Walnut, Italy 1960s This is a rare presidential
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Vintage 1970s Italian Brutalist Desks and Writing Tables

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Granite

Italian Mid-Century Stately Wooden Desk with Glass Top, 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Milan, IT
Italian mid-century stately wooden desk with glass top 1950s Sturdy multipurpose desk with eight
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass, Wood

Small Mid Century Italian Desk in Metal, Walnut and Formica, around 1950
By Gio Ponti
Located in Berlin, DE
A charming relic from the mid-20th century, this Small Italian Desk embodies the essence of mid
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Brass

French Modern Neoclassical Ebony & Leather Desk /Writing Table, JeanMichel Frank
By (after) Jean Michel Frank
Located in New York, NY
An elegant French Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical desk in the style of Jean-Michel Frank. The piece
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Hardwood

Large Boomerang shaped Walnut Desk with Green Leather patinated top Italy 1950’s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Den Haag, NL
Large Boomerang shaped Walnut Desk with Green Leather patinated top, Italy 1950’s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Nutwood

Gio Ponti’s Avant-Garde Design: 1955 RIMA Desk from Pirelli Tower, Milan
Located in Rome, IT
Introducing a historically significant and architecturally inspired desk, designed by the legendary
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

20th Century Italian Rosewood Bernini Writing Table, Desk by Gianfranco Frattini
By Gianfranco Frattini, Bernini
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A freestanding, vintage Mid-Century modern Italian writing table made of hand crafted polished
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Brass

20th Century Italian Rosewood Writing Desk by Osvaldo Borsani & Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A dark-brown, vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian half-round writing desk with a clear glass top
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Rare Mid Century Italian Grissinato Desk In The Style Of Gio Ponti
Located in Westport, CT
Wonderful Modernist fruitwood desk shown with its original grey laminate top which we have covered
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Fruitwood

Mid-Century Modern Carlo de Carli Writing Desk Solid Beech Maple and Mahogany
By Carlo De Carli
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Mid-Century Modern Carlo di Carli writing desk in solid beech, maple, and mahogany the bottom of
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Beech, Mahogany, Maple

Important Desk in wood and glass by Melchiorre Bega (Attr.), Italy, 1950s
By Melchiorre Bega, Gio Ponti
Located in Argelato, BO
Melchiorre Bega (1898-1976), attributed to Desk Cherry, glass, rubber and brass Model created
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Elegant Modern Desk, Designed by Bertha Schaefer for Singer and Sons, circa 1950
By Gio Ponti, Bertha Schaefer, M. Singer & Sons
Located in San Francisco, CA
, Carlo de Carli, and Franco Albini. This is an American midcentury walnut writing desk with an angular
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

French Art Deco Cerused Oak Curved Desk Attributed to Jules Leleu
By Gio Ponti, Jules Leleu, Charles Dudouyt, André Arbus, Francisque Chaleyssin
Located in Houston, TX
1940s desk or writing table was made for floating in a room as it's gorgeous from every angle.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Tapperella Desk by Colé Italia
Located in Geneve, CH
: Writing desk with “tapparella” sliding shutter for a containing vain.Solid oak wood legs, top and shutter
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2010s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Ceramic, Oak

Tapperella Desk by Colé Italia
Tapperella Desk by Colé Italia
H 29.53 in W 50.01 in D 31.5 in
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Ponti Writing Desk For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the ponti writing desk you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each ponti writing desk for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and brass. If you’re shopping for a ponti writing desk, we have 224 options in-stock, while there are 3 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the ponti writing desk you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A ponti writing desk is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one ponti writing desk that is appealing in its simplicity, but Gio Ponti, Schirolli & Co. and Giordano Chiesa produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Ponti Writing Desk?

The average selling price for a ponti writing desk at 1stDibs is $7,500, while they’re typically $950 on the low end and $75,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right desks-writing-tables for You

Choosing the perfect writing desk or writing table is a profoundly personal journey, one that people have been embarking upon for centuries.

Queen Atossa of Persia, from her writing table circa 500 B.C., is said to have been the originator of the art of handwritten letters. Hers was reportedly the first in a long and colorful history of penned correspondence that grew in popularity alongside literacy. The demand for suitable writing desks, which would serve the composer of the letters as well as ensure the comfort of the recipient naturally followed, and the design of these necessary furnishings has evolved throughout history.

Once people began to seek freedom from the outwardly ornate styles of the walnut and rosewood writing desks and drafting tables introduced in the name of Queen Victoria and King Louis XV, radical shifts occurred, such as those that materialized during the Art Nouveau period, when designers longed to produce furniture inspired by the natural world’s beauty. A prime example is the work of the famous late-19th-century Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí — his rolltop desk featured deep side drawers and was adorned with carved motifs that paid tribute to nature. Gaudí regularly combined structural precision with decorative elements, creating beautiful pieces of furniture in wood and metal.

Soon afterward, preferences for sleek, geometric, stylized forms in furniture that saw an emphasis on natural wood grains and traditional craftsmanship took hold. Today, Art Deco desks are still favored by designers who seek to infuse interiors with an air of luxury. One of the most prominent figures of the Art Deco movement was French decorator and furniture designer Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann. With his use of neoclassical motifs as well as expensive and exotic materials such as imported dark woods and inlays of precious metals for his writing desks, Ruhlmann came to symbolize good taste and modernity.

The rise in appreciation for Scandinavian modernism continues to influence the design of contemporary writing desks. It employs the “no fuss” or “less is more” approach to creating a tasteful, sophisticated space. Sweden’s master cabinetmaker Bruno Mathsson created gallery-worthy designs that are as functional as they are beautiful. Finnish architect Alvar Aalto never viewed himself as an artist, but, like Mathsson, his furniture designs reflected a fondness for organic materials and a humanistic approach. Danish designers such as Hans Wegner introduced elegant shapes and lines to mid-century desks and writing tables, often working in oak and solid teak.

From vintage desks to contemporary styles, 1stDibs offers a broad spectrum of choices for conducting all personal and business writing and reading activities.

Questions About Ponti Writing Desk
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    A writing desk may refer to a desk with a top, often sloping, for writing on or to a portable case with compartments to hold writing materials and a surface for writing.

  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    A small writing table is also called a davenport table or davenport desk. They normally feature a sloped or inclined top attached with hinges to the back of the table. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique and vintage davenport desks.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    A writing desk with drawers is also called a secretary. It is a desk with drawers, one of which can be pushed out and the front of the desk lowered to create a flat writing surface. These writing desks have been made in a variety of styles over the years. Shop for a variety of writing tables with drawers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    What an old-fashioned writing desk is called varies by design. Pieces with drop-down fronts are secretary desks (these are typically made of two parts: a chest of drawers on the bottom and a hutch or cupboard with shelves on the top), while ones that rest on two pillars, cabinets or bookcases are pedestal desks. A desk with a small writing surface positioned in front of drawers and cubbies is a bureau à gradin. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of desks.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    In French, the term for a writing desk that often featured a drop-down writing surface is secretaire. This type of desk is called a secretary desk in English. Simply put, a secretary desk is a multifunctional piece of furniture with a hinged writing surface that folds open or drops down. When the leaf is folded out, small inner storage compartments, which are called pigeonholes, cubbies, recesses or drawers, are revealed. On 1stDibs, shop antique secretary desks from some of the world's top sellers.