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Gio Ponti Furniture

Italian, 1891-1979

An architect, furniture and industrial designer and editor, Gio Ponti was arguably the most influential figure in 20th-century Italian modernism.

Ponti designed thousands of furnishings and products — from cabinets, mirrors and chairs to ceramics and coffeemakers — and his buildings, including the brawny Pirelli Tower (1956) in his native Milan, and the castle-like Denver Art Museum (1971), were erected in 14 countries. Through Domus, the magazine he founded in 1928, Ponti brought attention to virtually every significant movement and creator in the spheres of modern art and design.

The questing intelligence Ponti brought to Domus is reflected in his work: as protean as he was prolific, Ponti’s style can’t be pegged to a specific genre.

In the 1920s, as artistic director for the Tuscan porcelain maker Richard Ginori, he fused old and new; his ceramic forms were modern, but decorated with motifs from Roman antiquity. In pre-war Italy, modernist design was encouraged, and after the conflict, Ponti — along with designers such as Carlo Mollino, Franco Albini, Marco Zanuso — found a receptive audience for their novel, idiosyncratic work. Ponti’s typical furniture forms from the period, such as the wedge-shaped Distex chair, are simple, gently angular, and colorful; equally elegant and functional. In the 1960s and ’70s, Ponti’s style evolved again as he explored biomorphic shapes, and embraced the expressive, experimental designs of Ettore Sottsass Jr., Joe Colombo and others.

Ponti's signature furniture piece — the one by which he is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Germany’s Vitra Design Museum and elsewhere — is the sleek Superleggera chair, produced by Cassina starting in 1957. (The name translates as “superlightweight” — advertisements featured a model lifting it with one finger.)

Ponti had a playful side, best shown in a collaboration he began in the late 1940s with the graphic artist Piero Fornasetti. Ponti furnishings were decorated with bright finishes and Fornasetti's whimsical lithographic transfer prints of things such as butterflies, birds or flowers; the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts possesses a 1950 secretary from their Architetturra series, which feature case pieces covered in images of building interiors and facades. The grandest project Ponti and Fornasetti undertook, however, lies on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean: the interiors of the luxury liner Andrea Doria, which sank in 1956.

Widely praised retrospectives at the Queens Museum of Art in 2001 and at the Design Museum London in 2002 sparked a renewed interest in Ponti among modern design aficionados. (Marco Romanelli’s monograph, which was written for the London show, offers a fine overview of Ponti’s work.) Today, a wide array of Ponti’s designs are snapped up by savvy collectors who want to give their homes a touch of Italian panache and effortless chic.

Find a range of vintage Gio Ponti desks, dining chairs, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Gio Ponti
Midcentury coffee table by Gio Ponti for Fontana Arte
By Gio Ponti, Fontana Arte
Located in Piacenza, Italy
Gio Ponti low table for Fontana Arte. Iconic coffee table designed by Gio Ponti, butterfly shaped wood base with glass top. Certificate by Gio Pont...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Glass, Wood

Two 1940s Art Deco Coffee Pots Designed by Gio Ponti for Fratelli Calderoni
By Gio Ponti, Calderoni
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A set of two alpaca coffee pot designed by Gio Ponti and manufactured by Fratelli Calderoni in the Forties, they were used in the hotels and they are marked on the bottom Fratelli Ca...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Gio Ponti Furniture

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Alpaca

Gio Ponti low table made of African walnut wood and glass, Italy, 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
Low table made of African walnut wood and glass, Italian craftsmanship, designed by Gio Ponti, 1950s. The coffee table, an indispensable piece in the living room, has always been a ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Glass, Walnut

GIO PONTI - Richard Ginori - PITTORIA DI DOCCIA - 10 Piatti in porcellana - 1929
By Richard Ginori, Gio Ponti
Located in Milano, IT
GIO PONTI - Richard Ginori - Pittoria di Doccia . 10 piatti in porcellana del 1929. I piatti sono in perfetto stato, bellissimi anche per decorare una parete . Il prezzo si riferisce...
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1920s Italian Art Deco Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Porcelain

Mid-Century Gio Ponti Silver Plated Trio, tea Pot, sugar and bowl, for A. Krupp
By Gio Ponti, Arthur Krupp
Located in London, GB
Gio Ponti, A Mid-Century Silver Plated 75CL Tea Pot, sugar and breakfast bowls for Arthur Krupp. Designed for the VI triennale, 1930's to 1950's. dimensions given are for the tea pot...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Furniture

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Metal

a Pair of Gio Ponti Silver Plated 30CL Sauce Boats Servers for Berndorf
By Art.Krupp Berndorf, Gio Ponti
Located in London, GB
a Pair of small elegant Gio Ponti Silver Plated 30CL Sauce boats for Berndorf, Austria. We carry a large Gio Ponti /Arthur Krupp inventory. So please let us know if you are looking ...
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20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Furniture

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Metal

Gio Ponti Coffee Table for Isa Bergamo in oak with Round Cristal Top, 1957
By ISA Bergamo, Gio Ponti
Located in The Hague, NL
Stylish and rare coffee table designed by the Italian Designer Gio Ponti, for ISA, Bergarmo. Gio Ponti designed this particular coffee table for his friend and editor Aldo Garzanti ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Furniture

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Brass

Biancamano armchairs designed by Gio Ponti and Lio Carminati 1950s
By Gio Ponti, Lio Carminati
Located in Arezzo, Italy
Biancamano armchairs designed by Gio Ponti and Lio Carminati in 1950. The chairs are in excellent condition, reed/wicker. The name comes from the Italian liner, launched in 1925, co...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Rush

Pair of 516 armchairs by Gio Ponti for Cassina, Italy, 1950s.
By Cassina, Gio Ponti
Located in Palermo, PA
Iconic and rare pair of armchairs variant of Gio Ponti's model 516 for Cassina, Italian production from the 1950s. Ready to grace a living room, very comfortable, recently restored b...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Velvet, Wood

Italian Design Classic Gio Ponti, Leggera Chair for Cassina, 1970s
By Cassina, Gio Ponti
Located in Renens, CH
The 646 Leggera chair is an iconic design created by the renowned Italian architect and designer Gio Ponti; designed in 1952, this chair is celebrated for its lightweight and elegant...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Fabric, Ash

Midcentury ceramic vase by Gio Ponti for Richard Ginori, Italy 1947
By Richard Ginori, Gio Ponti
Located in Piacenza, Italy
San Cristoforo ceramic green vase by Gio Ponti and Giovanni Gariboldi manufactured by Richard Ginori. Rare color and manufacturing. Signed Richard Ginori on the bottom. Perfect vin...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Ceramic

Midcentury ceramic vase by Gio Ponti for Richard Ginori, Italy 1940s
By Gio Ponti, Richard Ginori
Located in Piacenza, Italy
San Cristoforo ceramic green vase by Gio Ponti and Giovanni Gariboldi manufactured by Richard Ginori. Signed Richard Ginori on the bottom. Perfect vintage condition Italy 1940s It ...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Ceramic

Midcentury ceramic vase by Gio Ponti for Richard Ginori, Italy 1940s
By Richard Ginori, Gio Ponti
Located in Piacenza, Italy
San Cristoforo ceramic rare green vase by Gio Ponti and Giovanni Gariboldi manufactured by Richard Ginori. Signed Richard Ginori on the bottom. Perfect vintage condition Italy 1940s
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Ceramic

Midcentury pair of armchairs attributed to Gio Ponti and Fede Cheti, Italy 1938
By Gio Ponti, Fede Cheti
Located in Piacenza, Italy
Very charming midcentury pair of armchairs attributed to Gio Ponti with original velvet upholstery by Fede Cheti. Fabulous silk fringe. Perfect vintage condition , light wear on vel...
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1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Velvet

Gio Ponti for Cleto Munari Modernist Silver Plated Serving Plate Italy, 1980s
By Cleto Munari, Gio Ponti
Located in Roma, IT
Wonderful Mid-Century silver plated serving plate or vide poche designed and signed by Gio Ponti for Cleto Munari, in Italy during the 1980s. The flat and efficient design on two round decentered levels, make this piece simply irresistible and iconic for midcentury lovers. In amazing conditions with no scratches on the top. This piece will smarten a midcentury living room or a minimal bar. Dimensions (cms): Diameter - 32 Giovanni “Gio” Ponti, (Milan, November 18, 1891 - Milan, September 16, 1979), is one of the Italian masters of architecture. He was also a designer and essayist and one of the most important of the twentieth century. Other than the great architectural works which carry his unmistakable signature, he created a vast amount of work in the furniture sector. This is demonstrated in his three Milanese houses which were fully furnished in the "Ponti" style. The houses in via Randaccio, 1925, Casa Laporte in via Brin, 1926 and the last in via Dezza, in 1957 is an "expression" of his home design ideas. Gio Ponti was an Italian promoter of industrial design and introduced the idea of interior furnishing ranges produced as being a "sophisticated," economic, "democratic" and modern. Molteni&C managed a reissuing project of furniture and furnishings designed by Gio Ponti for products for these private homes and limited editions. After a long journey of research, selection and study of prototypes, the collection was exhibited at the Salone del Mobile 2012. This was thanks to the cooperation and the exclusively signed agreement of the Ponti heirs and the artistic director of Cerri & Associati Studio. Gio Ponti graduated in Architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan at the end of World War I, after he fought on the front line earning military decorations. In 1921 he married Giulia Vimercati, with whom he had four children: Lisa, Giovanna, Letizia and Giulio. In 1927 he opened a studio in Milan with the architect Emilio Lancia. From the beginning of the 1920’s until 1938 he worked with Richard-Ginori Manufactory and renewed its production. In 1928 he founded the Domus magazine with Gianni Mazzocchi. In 1933 he became the artistic director of Fontana Arte which was another success after the one he obtained with Richard-Ginori. In the 1930’s he participated in the Triennale exhibitions and later he successfully managed a few of them. From 1936 to 1961 he was a professor at the Milan Polytechnic, and in 1933 was associated with Antonio Fornaroli and Eugenio Soncini, until 1945. From this partnership major projects were born, including the Montecatini Palace in Milan from 1936 to 1938, in which Ponti created the "integral design" of the building and the interiors. Other works of the period were civil architecture, including the Littoria Tower in Milan in 1933, school buildings such as the School of Mathematics at the University City Rome in 1934 and the Humanities Faculty and the Rectorate of the University of Padua in 1937. There were also residential projects such as Casa Marmont in 1934 and Milan "Domus" from 1931 to 1936. The richness of the artistic production of Cleto Munari, arises out of the discovery that every boundary is undefined, and the consequent need to create a “collection about syllables” or rather a “collection of figures” which, because of their incompleteness, luminously suggest the irrepressible quest of man’s intelligence to transfigure the world, according to his own vision. It is this a perfect complicity between the whisper of the “heart...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Furniture

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Silver Plate, Metal

Gio Ponti set of twelve Leggera chairs with rope seat, Cassina, Italy, 1951
By Gio Ponti, Figli di Amadeo Cassina
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
Set of 12 ash wood chairs with hand-knotted rope seats, designed by Gio Ponti as model 646 Leggera in 1951 and manufactured by Figli di Amedeo Cassina during the late 1950s. Concept...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Cane, Ash

Gio Ponti set of twelve Leggera chairs with hand-woven rattan cane, Italy 1951
By Gio Ponti, Figli di Amadeo Cassina
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
Set of 12 black-stained ash wood chairs with hand-woven rattan cane, designed by Gio Ponti, model 646 Leggera, in 1951 and manufactured by Figli di Amedeo Cassina during the late 195...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Cane, Ash

Gio Ponti for Singer Dining Table in Walnut With Brass Sabots Circa 1950s
By M. Singer & Sons, Gio Ponti
Located in Peabody, MA
A walnut dining table with brass sabots, designed by Gio Ponti and produced by M. Singer & Sons, ca. 1950s. Measures 40” in diameter, p...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Brass

Gio Ponti 1930s Krupp Silver Teapot Coffeepot, Jug, Creamer, Sugar Tongs, Ladle
By Gio Ponti, Art.Krupp Berndorf, Arthur Krupp
Located in Vienna, AT
An Elegant Art Deco tableware collection , designed by Gio Ponti for Arthur Krupp and crafted in the 1930s by Krupp Berndorf in Austria. The collection includes a tea or coffee pot ...
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1930s Austrian Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Metal, Silver, Nickel

Gio Ponti for Krupp Silvered Flatware Cutlery for Six, 31 pcs., Austria, 1950s
By Gio Ponti, Art.Krupp Berndorf, Arthur Krupp
Located in Vienna, AT
Elegant Art Deco flatware, designed by Gio Ponti for Arthur Krupp and crafted in the 1950s by Krupp Berndorf in Austria. This exquisite cutlery is made from nickel-silvered Alpacca metal, characterized by its strict and geometric lines that elegantly evoke the Art Deco style prominent during Ponti's era. The collection includes six place settings, each consisting of a dinner spoon, fork, knife (plus one extra knife), a dessert spoon, and a coffee or teaspoon, totaling 31 pieces. The set is in good condition, featuring a charming patina. Notably, the smallest spoons appear to be unused. All pieces are marked. We would like to emphasize that in our other listing, we also offer a small Gio Ponti teapot...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Art Deco Gio Ponti Furniture

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Metal, Sterling Silver, Nickel

Gio Ponti Chair, Italy 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Created by the famous Italian designer, Gio Ponti, in the 50s and fine Italian manufacture. The chair is made of elegant black varnished wood and reupholstered with creamy boucle. T...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Beech, Walnut

Gio Ponti for Cassina '811' Lounge Chair
By Gio Ponti, Figli di Amadeo Cassina
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gio Ponti for Figli di Amadeo Cassina, lounge chair, model ‘811’, chestnut, fabric, rubber, coated metal, Italy, design 1957 Made in 1957, this rare lounge chair model ‘811’ is desi...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Metal

Pair of Gio Ponti Armchairs for Cassina, Model 516
By Gio Ponti, Cassina
Located in New York, NY
Pair of sculptural walnut armchairs, variant of model 516, designed by Gio Ponti for Cassina in 1955. Ponti’s creativity can be seen in the many details including the rising open arm...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Walnut

Three 1950s Alpaca Serving Bowls Designed by Gio Ponti for Fratelli Calderoni
By Gio Ponti
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Three serving bowl designed by Gio Ponti and manufactured by Fratelli Calderoni in the Fifties. They have been especially made for hotel use, they are marked on the bottom. They have...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Furniture

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Alpaca

Gio Ponti for Singer & Sons #2135 Extendable Dining Table, c 1950, Refinished
By Gio Ponti, M. Singer & Sons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This restored Model 2135 extendable dining table with four leaves by Gio Ponti for Singer & Sons features gorgeously veined Italian Walnut with sculpted legs to Gio Ponti's signature...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Brass

Altamira: Italian Furniture Glassware Lamps Accessories
By Altamira, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Catalog showcasing high-end Italian furnishings and accessories, published circa 1956 by the fabled Altamira design center located at 18 East 50th St in New York City. Per the introduction, “Altamira is the only center in this country where Interior-Architecture by Italy’s foremost architects is represented together with furniture, handicrafts, accessories and every other element essential to the modern interior.” Altamira commissioned a line of furniture from Gio Ponti in 1953, crafted by Giordano Chiesa in Milan. Included were a number of Ponti’s iconic mid-century designs—the Distex lounge chair and a self-described masterpiece, the two-drawer desk, model AP 1025, are shown in the present catalog. Shown, too, are furniture designs by Ponti’s fellow “interior architects” and designers Marco Zanuso (produced by Arflex Milano), Enrberto Carboni, Enrico Peresutti of BBPR, Carlo Pagani, Enrico Taglietti, Nino Zancada, Ico and Luisa Parisi, Ignacio Gardella...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Paper

Altamira Catalog Circa 1956
By Gio Ponti, Altamira
Located in New York, NY
Mid-1950’s catalog for the fabled Altamira design center, located at 18 E 50th St in New York City, one of the top U.S. venues for high-end Italian design. Altamira commissioned a li...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Paper

Striped ‘A Canne’ Glass Carafe by Gio Ponti for Venini
By Gio Ponti, Venini
Located in Chicago, IL
Small, striped glass carafe by Gio Ponti for Venini. This is an ‘A Canne’ or caned glass carafe or pitcher. It was produced in Italy at the Venini glass factory. In 1921 Venini and ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Glass, Blown Glass

Gio Ponti for Fontana Arte "Bilia" Table Lamp, Italy 1960s
By Fontana Arte, Gio Ponti
Located in Naples, IT
This extremely rare and iconic lacquered metal and frosted glass table lamp, mod Bilia, was made in 1960s Italy, designed by Gio Ponti for Fontana Arte. Gio Ponti (1881 - 1979) was a...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Metal

Midcentury Fontana Arte chandelier by Gio Ponti, Italy 1940s
By Gio Ponti, Fontana Arte
Located in Piacenza, Italy
Stunning chandelier designed by Gio Ponti for Fontana Arte This suspension lamp, manufactured by Fontana Arte, features a transparent glass disc with metal and brass details Origin...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Brass

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern Brass Bar Stools by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
An Elegant and Timeless Pair of Italian Midcentury Modern Bar Stools in Solid Brass by Gio Ponti. The bar stools present an open, transparent aesthetic with pure lines and sober deta...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Furniture

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Brass

Gio Ponti Ceramic Vase for Richard Ginori San Cristoforo, Italy, cirka 1930
By Gio Ponti, Richard Ginori, Richard-Ginori San Cristoforo
Located in Malmö, SE
A rare and beautiful oval shaped, tapered, ceramic vase with hand painted gold decorations. Designed by Gio Ponti for Richard Ginori, Milan, Italy, circa 1930. Great condition. H...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Ceramic

Set of five cookware by Giò Ponti for ArtKrupp Berndorf and Sambonet
By Art.Krupp Berndorf, Gio Ponti
Located in Lugo, IT
Five pots, two of production Art Krupp Berndorf 29,5 cm 21 cm 6 cm 140 cl Three Sambonet production, the largest 31.5 cm 24.5 cm 11 50 series. Designed by Gio Ponti Good Condition...
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1930s Italian Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Alpaca

Gio Ponti pair of walnut and blue formica occasional tables, Italy, circa 1950
By Gio Ponti
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
A pair of rare wooden and blue formica side tables, of Italian craftsmanship, designed by Gio Ponti. This pair of occasional tables bears the signature of the great Italian designer...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Formica, Walnut

Gio Ponti Model 811 armchair made of walnut and rubber, Cassina, Italy, 1957
By Gio Ponti, Figli di Amadeo Cassina
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
A rare armchair Model 811, with a walnut structure and rubber bands, designed by Gio Ponti and produced in Italy by Cassina in 1957. There are artifacts from past decades that, due ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Rubber, Walnut

Gio Ponti wooden and glass occasional table, Italy, 1930s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
An occasional table with a black lacquered wood base and ground glass tops, designed by Gio Ponti in 1932 and produced by the Italian company Luigi Fontana & C. This side table, tho...
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1930s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Metal

Gio Ponti walnut and parchment mirror, Italy, 1930s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
Mirror in American walnut and parchment, Gio Ponti design, 1930s, Italian production. A perfect geometric circle in walnut finished in parchment with a natural and evocative flavor. ...
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1930s Italian Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Walnut, Parchment Paper

Silver Metal Sculpture Model Maschera Cornuta by Gio Ponti for Sabbatini
By Lino Sabattini, Gio Ponti
Located in Milan, Italy
Sculpture in perforated plate and silver metal. Sabattini production. Signature under the base. Biography Architect, designer and artist, Gio Ponti (Milan 1891-1979) graduated in Mi...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Metal

Gio Ponti for Fratelli Reguitti "Ninfea" Folding Chair, Italy, 1960s
By Gio Ponti, Fratelli Reguitti
Located in Naples, IT
Rare "Ninfea" folding chair designed by Gio' Ponti manufactured in Italy by Fratelli Reguitti in the 1960s, the frame is made of wood, brass hinges and original red fabric upholstery...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Straw, Wood

Original Car Design Drawing by Gio Ponti for Touring Carrozzeria Milan, 1952
By Gio Ponti
Located in Dronten, NL
Important drawing by Gio Ponti of the Diamante line for Touring Carrozzeria Milan. A similar example pictured on page 167 of Gio Ponti: The Complete Work by Lisa Ponti. Ponti's car ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Paper

GIo Ponti walnut occasional table for the Cavalieri Hotel in Milan, Italy, 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
A side table in walnut designed by Gio Ponti, originating from the Hotel dei Cavalieri in Milan. This refined side table is a prestigious piece of furniture conceived by Gio Ponti for the interiors of the Hotel dei Cavalieri in Milan. This structure, still admired today for its distinctly twentieth-century architecture, was built in 1949 based on the designs of Emilio Lancia, with significant contributions from Ponti. The palace, an icon of Milanese history, retains its contemporary relevance, dominating Piazza Missori with its distinctive curved facade and contributing daily to city life. Around a hundred windows adorned with diamond-shaped decorations open onto civic number...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Walnut

Silver Metal Sculpture Model Diavolo by Gio Ponti for Sabbatini
By Gio Ponti, Lino Sabattini
Located in Milan, Italy
Sculpture depicting the devil designed by Gio Ponti and created by Lino Sabattini in 1978 in hallmarked silver metal. Biography Architect, designer and artist, Gio Ponti (Milan 1891...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Metal

Gio Ponti occasional table with drawers for BNL offices, Genoa, Italy, 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
A rare office furniture piece in wood, linoleum, and brass with compact dimensions, an original design by Gio Ponti for the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL), Italian production from ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Brass

Gio Ponti for Cleto Munari Modernist Silver Plated Serving Plate Italy, 1980s
By Gio Ponti, Cleto Munari
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing mid-century silver plate serving plate. Gio Ponti designed and signed this astonishing item for Cleto Munari in Italy during the 1980s. The flat and efficient design on two round levels, make this piece simply irresistible and iconic for midcentury lovers. This piece will smarten a midcentury living room or minimal and chromed bar. This wonderful piece is in very good condition. Dimensions (cms): Diameter - 32 Giovanni “Gio” Ponti, (Milan, November 18, 1891 - Milan, September 16, 1979), is one of the Italian masters of architecture. He was also a designer and essayist and one of the most important of the twentieth century. Other than the great architectural works which carry his unmistakable signature, he created a vast amount of work in the furniture sector. This is demonstrated in his three Milanese houses which were fully furnished in the "Ponti" style. The houses in via Randaccio, 1925, Casa Laporte in via Brin, 1926 and the last in via Dezza, in 1957 is an "expression" of his home design ideas. Gio Ponti was an Italian promoter of industrial design and introduced the idea of interior furnishing ranges produced as being a "sophisticated," economic, "democratic" and modern. Molteni&C managed a reissuing project of furniture and furnishings designed by Gio Ponti for products for these private homes and limited editions. After a long journey of research, selection and study of prototypes, the collection was exhibited at the Salone del Mobile 2012. This was thanks to the cooperation and the exclusively signed agreement of the Ponti heirs and the artistic director of Cerri & Associati Studio. Gio Ponti graduated in Architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan at the end of World War I, after he fought on the front line earning military decorations. In 1921 he married Giulia Vimercati, with whom he had four children: Lisa, Giovanna, Letizia and Giulio. In 1927 he opened a studio in Milan with the architect Emilio Lancia. From the beginning of the 1920’s until 1938 he worked with Richard-Ginori Manufactory and renewed its production. In 1928 he founded the Domus magazine with Gianni Mazzocchi. In 1933 he became the artistic director of Fontana Arte which was another success after the one he obtained with Richard-Ginori. In the 1930’s he participated in the Triennale exhibitions and later he successfully managed a few of them. From 1936 to 1961 he was a professor at the Milan Polytechnic, and in 1933 was associated with Antonio Fornaroli and Eugenio Soncini, until 1945. From this partnership major projects were born, including the Montecatini Palace in Milan from 1936 to 1938, in which Ponti created the "integral design" of the building and the interiors. Other works of the period were civil architecture, including the Littoria Tower in Milan in 1933, school buildings such as the School of Mathematics at the University City Rome in 1934 and the Humanities Faculty and the Rectorate of the University of Padua in 1937. There were also residential projects such as Casa Marmont in 1934 and Milan "Domus" from 1931 to 1936. The richness of the artistic production of Cleto Munari, arises out of the discovery that every boundary is undefined, and the consequent need to create a “collection about syllables” or rather a “collection of figures” which, because of their incompleteness, luminously suggest the irrepressible quest of man’s intelligence to transfigure the world, according to his own vision. It is this a perfect complicity between the whisper of the “heart...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Furniture

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Silver Plate

Gio Ponti Set of six Superleggera Chairs for Cassina, Italy, 1957
By Gio Ponti, Figli di Amadeo Cassina
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
A set of six Superleggera chairs, produced by Cassina in the early 1960s and designed by Gio Ponti, has undergone professional restoration while preserving and refinishing their ash ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Straw, Ash

Gio Ponti for Casa e Giardino Pair of Lounge Chairs in Purple Striped Fabric
By Casa e Giardino, Gio Ponti
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gio Ponti for Casa e Giardino, pair of lounge chairs, reupholstered in Zak & Fox fabric, walnut, Italy, circa 1939. This sensuous set of armchairs is desig...
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1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Fabric, Walnut

1976s Modern Silver Plated French Centerpiece by Gio Ponti for Christofle
By Christofle, Gio Ponti, Lino Sabattini
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A modern centerpiece designed by Gio Ponti and Lino Sabattini and manufactured by Christofle, it's hall marked and signed by Gio Ponti, it's in perfect condition, in original box and...
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Late 20th Century French Modern Gio Ponti Furniture

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Silver Plate

Mid-Century Giò Ponti for Krupp Milano Nickel Silver Teapot, 1938 Italy
By Gio Ponti, Arthur Krupp
Located in Palermo, IT
Prestigious teapot for Gran Hotel breakfast set, in nickel silver, design by Gio Ponti, 1938, produced by Krupp Milano. Some dents and natural signs of use and age on the surface. On...
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1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Metal

Rare Gio Ponti Desk and Wall Shelf, Forli Administrative Offices
By Gio Ponti
Located in Lake Worth Beach, FL
Artist/Designer: Gio Ponti (Italian, 1891-1979) Additional Information: Desk has splayed front legs, a single drawer, open storage areas and brass sabots. It also has a matching wal...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Gio Ponti Furniture

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Brass

Gio Ponti Gabriella Chair
By Gio Ponti, Pallucco
Located in Dronten, NL
Gabriella folding lounge chair with a steel frame, seat, and back upholstered in black Naugahyde. This iconic chair was designed by the Italian designer Gio Ponti and released in a...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Three 1930s Art Deco Teapots by Gio Ponti for Fratelli Calderoni
By Gio Ponti
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A set of three alpaca coffee pot designed by Gio Ponti and manufactured by Fratelli Calderoni in the Fifties, they were used in the hotels and they are marked on the bottom Calderoni...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Furniture

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Alpaca

Set/2 Accent Chairs Gio Ponti, 1930s Full Restoration by Greenapple
By Casa e Giardino, Greenapple, Gio Ponti
Located in Lisboa, PT
Collectible Vintage Italian armchair designed by Gio Ponti for the Casa e Giardino manufacturing company in the late 1930s. This iconic design piece has been completely restored fro...
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Early 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Furniture

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Oak, Wool, Velvet

Gio Ponti Arthur Krupp Set N 6 Macedonia Metal pebbles Arg. 1950 Italy
By Gio Ponti
Located in Milano, IT
N 6 Gio Ponti Macedonia Bowls
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1950s Other Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Metal

1940s Art Deco Set of Three Alpaca Coffee Pot By Krupp Designed by Gio Ponti
By Art.Krupp Berndorf, Gio Ponti
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A set of three alpaca coffee pot designed by Gio Ponti and manufactured by Krupp Milano in the Forties, they were used in the hotels and they are marked on the bottom Krupp and Jolly...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Gio Ponti Furniture

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Alpaca

1935s Art Deco Ceramic Soup Tureen by Gio Ponti for S.C. Richard
By Gio Ponti, Richard Ginori
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A ceramic soup tureen manufactured by S. C. Richard in Italy in the 1935, decor representing a sail boat has been designed by Gio Ponti. Soup tureen was part of a dinner service, it'...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Gio Ponti Furniture

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Ceramic

Set of 7 Gio Ponti Modular Hexagonal Coffee Tables, ISA Bergamo, Italy, 1950s
By Gio Ponti, ISA Bergamo
Located in The Hague, NL
This very rare set of modular coffee tables was designed by Gio Ponti and produced by ISA Bergamo in Italy in the 1950s. Each table is marked with a metal manufacturers tag 'ISA'. T...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Iron

Silver-Plated milk jug and gravy boat by Gio Ponti for Calderoni, 1930s
By Calderoni, Gio Ponti
Located in Varese, Lombardia
These rare Alpacca items were designed by Gio Ponti for Calderoni Argentieria in the 1930s. They remain in very good vintage condition: normal oxidation of silver metal which can be ...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Alpaca

Gio Ponti Armchair 820 for Hotel Royal Napoli in Wood and Fabric, Italy, 1953
By Gio Ponti, Cassina
Located in Uithoorn, NL
Famous armchair mod. 820 by Gio Ponti for Cassina for Grand Hotel Royal Continental in Naples. In desperate need for reupholstery as you can see but you can still choose what fabric ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Furniture

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Fabric, Wood

Gio Ponti furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Gio Ponti furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Gio Ponti furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 567 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 129 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Gio Ponti were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Afra & Tobia Scarpa, Mario Bellini, and Osvaldo Borsani. Prices for Gio Ponti furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $83 and can go as high as $88,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $7,193.

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