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Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

Italian, 1891-1979
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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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

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

Gio Ponti 'In the style of', Pair of Wall Lights, 1955
By Gio Ponti
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Gio Ponti ( in the style of ) Pair of wall lights 1955 Sanded glass and brass 23 x 13 cm.
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1950s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Gio Ponti Brass Multi Cylinder Sconces, Italy 1970s
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Elegant in their simplicity these sconces can work in a formal or more casual interior. The variety of bulbs that can be used allows you to create dramatically different effects.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Venini Gio Ponti Wall Sconce in Multi-Color by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Venini
Located in New York, 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

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 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

Gio Ponti & Lumi 'Editor', Pair of Modernist Sconces, Model "575", Italy
By Gio Ponti, Lumi
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Gio Ponti (1891-1979) and Lumi (editor), pair of modernist sconces, Model "575", circa 2000, Italy, With a square plate of ivory lacquered metal, on which are fixed laterally a refle...
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

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

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 target...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel, 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

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 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 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

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

Pair of Brass Sconces attributed to Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Hingham, 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

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H 22.05 in. W 15.75 in. D 3.94 in.

Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces for sale on 1stDibs.

On 1stDibs, Gio Ponti Wall Lights and Sconces are available 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 6 vintage editions of these items, while there are also 10 modern editions to choose from. Many original wall lights and sconces by Gio Ponti were created in Europe during the 20th century in the modern style. Many customers also consider Wall Lights and Sconces by Carlo Scarpa Wall Lights and Sconces, Tommaso Barbi Wall Lights and Sconces and Joe Colombo Wall Lights and Sconces if you are looking for additional options. The prices for Gio Ponti wall lights and sconces can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $350 and tops out at $33,951, while pieces like these can sell for $9,550 on average.