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Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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 (1891–1979) designed thousands of furnishings and products — from cabinets, lamps 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.

His 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 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.

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Creator: Gio Ponti
Gio’ Ponti “Venini” Sconces Murano Glass Brass 1980 Italy
By Gio Ponti
Located in Milano, IT
Gio’ Ponti “VENINI “ sconces Murano glass brass 1980 Italy.
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1980s Italian Other Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Wall Sconce Screen of Light by Gio Ponti Limited Edition Italy Polished Brass
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Wall sconce hexagonal 'Screen of Light' design by Gio Ponti Italy polished brass Wall sculpture light in polished brass, timeless iconic design. Handcrafted product, realised by Poll...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Wall Lights Sconces Brass Wood by Gio Ponti Mid Century Italy 1940s Set of 3
By Gio Ponti
Located in Palermo, IT
Elegant set of 3 wall lamps from the 1940s designed by the renowned Italian designer Gio Ponti. Each single lamp has an oval-shaped wall housing with a stamp behind it and two curved...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Gio Ponti Wall Lamps Model 12664 Arredoluce, Italy, 1957
By Gio Ponti, Arredoluce
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Striking pair of large wall lamps model 12664 designed by Gio Ponti and manufactured by Arredoluce, Italy 1957. These large sized wall lamps are made of solid brass sheet and are par...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Wall Ceiling Lamp Sun by Gio Ponti Limited Edition 2012 2017 Satined Brass
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Wall ceiling lamp sun, collection of 'Screen of Light' design by Gio Ponti Italy, in satined brass with a round opaline glass. Wall and ceiling sculpture light in satined brass, a la...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Diamond Glass Sconces w/ Brass Fittings by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and graphic pair of Mid-Century Modern sconces were realized in Italy, circa 1960, by the esteemed 20th Century designer Gio Ponti. They feature subtly concave amorphic...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Gio Ponti Murano Italian Mid-Century Colorful Glass Sconces
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
5 Italian mid-century (1950s) multicolored Murano glass wall sconces with two arms and clear shades with a colored scalloped edge. (attributed to GIO PONTI) (priced each).     
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

Pair Gio Ponti Mid-Century Modern Vintage Sconces Model 575 for Lumi in 1972
By Gio Ponti
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of Gio Ponti vintage sconces, model 575, edited by Lumi in 1972.Brass and enameled brass architectural rods and geometric shapes fixed over a square plate of ivory lacquered met...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Wall Lamp Screen of Light Gio Ponti Limited Edition 2012-2017 Not Treated Brass
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Wall lamp rectangular 'Screen of Light' designed by Gio Ponti limited edition 2012-2017 not treated brass Wall sculpture light, wall sconce in polished not treated brass, a lamp of t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

21st Century Gio Ponti 99.80 2-Light Wall Sconce in Multicolor
By Venini, Gio Ponti
Located in murano, IT
A work of art. More than that, a myth. Gio Ponti 99.80 owes its undisputed modernity and originality to the boundless creativity of its creator, Gio Ponti. Its uniqueness lies in its...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

21st Century Gio Ponti 99.81 2-Light Wall Sconce in Green/Opalin Mole
By Venini, Gio Ponti
Located in murano, IT
A work of art. More than that, a myth. Gio Ponti 99.81 owes its undisputed modernity and originality to the boundless creativity of its creator, Gio Ponti. Its uniqueness lies in its...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

21st Century Gio Ponti 99.81 2-Light Wall Sconce in Coral / Crystal
By Venini, Gio Ponti
Located in murano, IT
A work of art. More than that, a myth. Gio Ponti 99.81 owes its undisputed modernity and originality to the boundless creativity of its creator, Gio Ponti. Its uniqueness lies in its...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

21st Century Gio Ponti 99.81 2-Light Wall Sconce in Grey
By Gio Ponti, Venini
Located in murano, IT
A work of art. More than that, a myth. Gio Ponti 99.81 owes its undisputed modernity and originality to the boundless creativity of its creator, Gio Ponti. Its uniqueness lies in its...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

21st Century Gio Ponti 99.80 3-Light Wall Sconce in Multicolour
By Venini, Gio Ponti
Located in murano, IT
A work of art. More than that, a myth. Gio Ponti 99.80 owes its undisputed modernity and originality to the boundless creativity of its creator, Gio Ponti. Its uniqueness lies in its...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

Venini Gio Ponti Wall Sconce in Multi-Color by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Glass wall sconce with gold-plated metal finishes. A bright pop of color to enliven any living space. Also available in various sizes, colors and as a chandelier. Dimensions: 25 c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Art Glass

Gio Ponti Sole Sun Brass Opal Glass Brass Flush Mount Limited Edition, Italy
By Gio Ponti, Arredoluce
Located in Vienna, AT
Never used pair (2) of limited authenticated re-edition of the 29" 'Sole' flush mounts Gio Ponti, original Box, 2015. Priced as a pair. Dimensions 28.8“ x 3.54“ Iconic sun shaped d...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Metal

Pair of Sconces
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Two-light sconces, composed of polished and painted brass, model 575, with original Lumi plaque on the reverse. Literature: Gio Ponti: L'Arte si Innamora Dell'Industria, La Pietr...
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1960s Italian Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Gio Ponti for Lumi Rare Pair of First Edition "Quadri Luminosi" Sconces
By Lumi, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Gio Ponti for Lumi, rare pair of first edition 'Quadri Luminosi' sconces models 575 and 576, Italy, circa 1960. Brass and enameled brass architectural rods and geometric ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Gio Ponti Edited by Lumi Original Italian 1960s Pair of Sconces
By Gio Ponti
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of original model 575 sconces designed by Gio Ponti and edited by Lumi. Lacquered steel structure with brass detailing and Lumi stamp in the back. Italy, 1960s. Our main targ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Steel

Pair of Brass Sconces attributed to Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Hanover, MA
Hefty machined brass double-barrel brass sconces attributed to Gio Ponti. Price shown is for a pair but we have a third sconce available. Please note that in photos 11-20 the thi...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Gio Ponti Bronze Wall Applique in Patina 'Attr'
By Gio Ponti
Located in Milano, IT
Splendid patina bronze wall sconce designed by the great Gio Ponti in the 1930s, of fine Italian manufacture. The wall sconce is made entirely of bronze with beautiful patina. The s...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Gio Ponti for Arredoluce, Italian Mid-Century Modern Brass Applique, 1957
By Gio Ponti, Arredoluce
Located in Milan, IT
Gio Ponti, Italian Mid-Century Modern Brass Applique, 1957 Giovanni “Gio” Ponti, (Milan, November 18, 1891 - Milan, September 16, 1979), is one of the Italian masters of architect...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Wall Lamp Screen of Light Design Gio Ponti Italy Limited Edition Polished Brass
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Wall lamp rectangular 'Screen of Light' Gio Ponti Limited Edition 2012 2017 polished brass Wall sculpture light, wall sconce in polished brass, timeless iconic design. Handcrafted pr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Wall Sconce Screen of Light Gio Ponti Limited Edition 2012-2017 Polished Brass
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Wall sconce square 'Screen of Light' Gio Ponti limited edition Italy 2012-2017 polished brass Wall sculpture light in polished brass, timeless, iconic design. Handcrafted product, re...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Wall Sconce Screen of Light by Gio Ponti Italy Limited Edition Varnished Blue
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Wall sconce 'Screen of Light' Square design Gio Ponti Italy limited edition varnished blue inside white Wall sculpture light, blue painted, a lamp of timeless iconic design. Handcraf...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Wall Sconce Screen of Light Gio Ponti Limited Edition 2012-2017 Bronzed Brass
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Wall sconce square 'Screen of Light' Gio Ponti limited edition Italy 2012-2017 light bronzed brass. Wall sculpture light in light bronzed brass. Handcrafted product, realized by Poll...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Wall Sconce Screen of Light Gio Ponti Limited Edition 2012 2017 Bronzed Brass
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Wall sconce screen of light hexagonal Gio Ponti Limited Edition Italy 2012 2017 light bronzed brass Wall sculpture light bronzed brass, timeless, iconic design. Handcrafted product, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Wall Sconce Screen of Light Design Gio Ponti Limited Edition Varnished Blue
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Wall sconce hexagonal 'Screen of Light' design Gio Ponti Italy Limited Edition, varnished blue inside white Wall sculpture light, blue painted, a lamp of timeless, iconic design. Han...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Rare Pair Brass Wall Light by Gio Ponti for Arredoluce
By Gio Ponti, Arredoluce
Located in Rovereta, SM
Rare Pair rectangular brass wall light designed by Gio Ponti for Arredoluce in Italy, circa 1960s
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

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Gio Ponti wall lights and sconces for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers Gio Ponti wall lights and sconces for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Gio Ponti wall lights and sconces there are many options to choose from, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock, we have 9 vintage editions of these items, while there are 10 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of Gio Ponti's original wall lights and sconces were created in the modern style in Europe during the 21st century and contemporary. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider wall lights and sconces by Joe Colombo, Tommaso Barbi and Carlo Scarpa. Prices for Gio Ponti wall lights and sconces can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at US$334 and tops out at US$34,500, while pieces like these can sell for US$9,550 on average.

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