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Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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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Creator: Gio Ponti
Gio Ponti, Pair of Walnut Headboards from Hotel Royal Naples, 1955
By Giordano Chiesa, Gio Ponti
Located in Rome, IT
A pair of headboards by Gio Ponti from the furniture of the Hotel Royal in Naples, 1955. Manufactured by Giordano Chiesa by Dassi. walnut  and metal two tiered shelving, magazine ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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Metal

Pair of rare Gio Ponti walnut side tables, Night stands from Hotel Italy, 1952
By Gio Ponti
Located in Rome, IT
Rare pair of Gio Ponti nightstands, 1952. Side tables designed by Arch Gio Ponti for a forniture of a Hotel Spa in center of Italy, 1952. Sinuous legs, double shelf, walnut Perfect...
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1950s Italian Modern Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut

Important Headboard and Double Bed by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Egidio Proserpio
Located in Milan, IT
Important and unique double bed by Gio Ponti executed by Egidio Proserpio, Barzano'. Rosewood bed with asymmetrical "butterfly" headboard, featuring two nightstands and two shelves....
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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Bronze

Gio Ponti, Pair of Fine Cherrywood Headboards from Hotel Royal Naples, 1955
By Giordano Chiesa, Gio Ponti
Located in Rome, IT
A pair of headboards by Gio Ponti from the furniture of the Hotel Royal in Naples, 1955. Manufactured by Giordano Chiesa by Dassi. cherrywood  and metal two tiered shelving, magaz...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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Metal

Gio Ponti Headboard from Hotel Royal, Napoli
By Giordano Chiesa, Gio Ponti
Located in Hingham, MA
A single wall mounted headboard with floating two-tiered nightstand shelves, designed by Gio Ponti in 1955 for the Hotel Royal in Naples. Produced by Giordano Chiesa. Walnut. Ligh...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut

Gio Ponti Headboards for Singer and Sons Italy 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Headboard designed by Gio Ponti for Singer and Songs in 1950s, The structure is made of mahogany and it has the original drawers and made with 3 pieces. Original vintage conditions.
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1950s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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Iron

Gio Ponti Queen Bed
By Gio Ponti
Located in Hingham, MA
Gio Ponti bed from 1957 in incredibly figured olive ash burl wood veneer with "organized wall" headboard fitted with floating shelves above single drawer nightstands topped with orig...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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Brass

Gio’ Ponti Round Cotton Tablecloth, 1970, Italy
By Gio Ponti
Located in Milano, IT
Gio’ Ponti round cotton tablecloth, 1970, Italy.
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1970s Italian Other Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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Cotton

Pair of Single Beds by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Milan, IT
Set of two single beds by Gio Ponti. Sold with a certificate of expertise from the Gio Ponti Archives.
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1940s Italian Modern Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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Fabric, Wood

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Pair of Gio Ponti Wardrobe Doors from the Hotel Royal, Naples, 1955
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Located in Rome, IT
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Pair of Gio Ponti Black Walnut Lacquered Side Tables from Hotel Royal Naples
By Giordano Chiesa, Gio Ponti
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of luggage-racks, side tables designed by Gio Ponti and executed by Giordano Chiesa for the Hotel Royal, Naples, 1955 in 2005 arch. Cristina Longo used original items from Hote...
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Pair of rare Gio Ponti walnut side tables, Night stands from Hotel Italy, 1952
By Gio Ponti
Located in Rome, IT
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1950s Italian Modern Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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Gio Ponti Vanity Console Desk Formica from Hotel Parco Dei Principi, Roma, 1964
By Gio Ponti, Giordano Chiesa
Located in Rome, IT
Rare vanity dressing table designed by Gio Ponti for the rooms of the Hotel Parco dei Principi in Roma manufactured by Giordano Chiesa, 1964. Two drawers. Aash, laminate, nickel-p...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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Gio Ponti Vanity Console Desk Formica from Hotel PdP Roma, 1964 and "602" Chair
By Giordano Chiesa, Gio Ponti
Located in Rome, IT
Rare vanity dressing table designed by Gio Ponti for the rooms of the Hotel Parco dei Principi in Roma manufactured by Giordano Chiesa, 1964 two drawers ash, laminate, nickel-plat...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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Brass

Gio Ponti Large Walnut Diamond Table from San Francesco Fopponino Milan, 1961
By Gio Ponti
Located in Rome, IT
Important and impressive Gio Ponti big conference dining table 1961-1964 big diamond dining table from the Church San Francesco al Fopponino Via Paolo Giovio Milan 1961-1964 likely ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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Gio Ponti Vanity Mirror "Fontana Arte" on Portoro Marble Block, 1955
By Fontana Arte, Gio Ponti
Located in Rome, IT
Vanity mirror designed by Gio Ponti for the vanity of Hotel Royal, Napoli, 1955 and produced by Fontana Arte in 1955. limited edition Original piece ( in one desk from the furnitu...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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Marble, Brass

Gio Ponti Vanity Mirror "Fontana Arte" on Red Laguna Marble Block, 1955
By Fontana Arte, Gio Ponti
Located in Rome, IT
Vanity mirror designed by Gio Ponti for the vanity of Hotel Royal, Napoli, 1955 and produced by Fontana Arte in 1955. Limited edition Original piece ( in one desk from the furnitu...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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Marble, Brass

Gio Ponti Vanity Mirror "Fontana Arte" on Black Marquinha Marble Block, 1955
By Fontana Arte, Gio Ponti
Located in Rome, IT
Vanity mirror designed by Gio Ponti for the vanity of Hotel Royal, Napoli, 1955 and produced by Fontana Arte in 1955. limited edition Original piece ( in one desk from the furnitu...
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Marble, Brass

Gio Ponti Pair of White Armchairs Casa & Giardino, 1938
By Gio Ponti
Located in Rome, IT
A pair of Gio Ponti armchairs Casa & Giardino , circa 1938 walnut and fabric; white cotton and walnut feet fully restorated and newly upholstered Measure: H 79, cm 82 x 82cm; heig...
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1930s Italian Modern Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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Cotton, Walnut

Gio Ponti Set of 3 High Tureens
By Gio Ponti
Located in Rome, IT
Gio Ponti set of 3 high tureen with cup from the Hotel Parco dei Principi in Rome;stamped with logo PDP;produced By Calderoni Argenterie. Sold with a letter of authenticity of Lisa...
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  • Gio Ponti Set of 3 High Tureens
  • Gio Ponti Set of 3 High Tureens
  • Gio Ponti Set of 3 High Tureens
  • Gio Ponti Set of 3 High Tureens
H 5.52 in. Dm 7.88 in.
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Machine for Sewing "Visetta" Design Gio Ponti for Italvisetta, 1949
By Gio Ponti
Located in taranto, IT
historic sewing machine "visetta sangiorgi", design by Gio Ponti from 1949 for the visa, published in the Gio Ponti archive, paragraph 40s In very good condition, as shown in the ...
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1940s Italian Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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Original Gio Ponti Headboards from Hotel Royal, Napoli
By Gio Ponti
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Pair of Gio Ponti headboards, listing is only for the headboards. Thanks.
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Design Italian Solid Wood Bedside Tables from the 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
This is an exceptionally beautiful quality bedside tables with style. These cabinets are the style of Gio Ponti. Very charming legs that extend to a brass tip on the floor. ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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Gio Ponti, Pair of Fine Mahogany Headboards from Hotel Royal Naples, 1955
By Gio Ponti, Giordano Chiesa
Located in Rome, IT
A pair of headboards by Gio Ponti from the furniture of the Hotel Royal in Naples, 1955. Manufactured by Giordano Chiesa by Dassi. mahogany and metal two tiered shelving, magazine...
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Gio Ponti Monograph
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
First edition, hardcover monograph titled "Gio Ponti: The Complete Work 1923-1978, written by Ponti's daughter Lisa Licitra Ponti, and published by MIT Press in 1991. 288 pages with ...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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  • Gio Ponti Monograph
  • Gio Ponti Monograph
  • Gio Ponti Monograph
  • Gio Ponti Monograph
H 11.5 in. W 10 in. D 1.25 in.
Gio Ponti Nightstands for Singer & Sons, Italy, 1955
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
An outstanding pair of nightstands by Gio Ponti. They feature one drawer and one door concealing storage.
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1950s Italian Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut

Gio Ponti Pair of Headboards from the Hotel Royal, Naples, 1955
By Gio Ponti, Giordano Chiesa
Located in Rome, IT
A pair of headboards by Gio Ponti from the furniture of the Hotel Royal in Naples, 1955. Manufactured by Giordano Chiesa by Dassi. Ash with two tiered shelving, magazine rack, sp...
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1950s Italian Modern Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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Aluminum

Gio Ponti Headboards, from Hotel Royal Continental , Napoli, 1953, Set of Two
By Gio Ponti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Headboard designed by Gio Ponti and manufactured by Dassi in 1953, exclusively made for the Hotel Royal Continental in Naples, of which Gio Ponti was in charge of the interior design...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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Pair of Gio Ponti Mahogany Headboards from Hotel Royal Naples, 1955
By Gio Ponti, Giordano Chiesa
Located in Rome, IT
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Gio Ponti Tables
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Custom side tables by Gio Ponti. Originally designed as petite luggage stands for a hotel outside of Florence. Bleached ash-wood, with brass runners and newly-made slab glass tops wi...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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H 20.25 in. W 19.75 in. D 12.5 in.
Gio Ponti Headboards, from Hotel Royal, Napoli, 1955, Set of Two
By Gio Ponti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Gio Ponti Nightstands for Singer & Sons
By Gio Ponti
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of mahogany bedside tables designed by Gio Ponti for Singer & Sons.
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1950s Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

  • Gio Ponti Nightstands for Singer & Sons
  • Gio Ponti Nightstands for Singer & Sons
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H 27.25 in. W 18.75 in. D 14.75 in.

Gio Ponti more furniture and collectibles for sale on 1stDibs

More Gio Ponti furniture and collectibles are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of Gio Ponti more furniture and collectibles to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 12 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original Gio Ponti furniture and collectibles were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider more furniture and collectibles by Carlo De Carli, Piero Fornasetti and Osvaldo Borsani. Prices for Gio Ponti more furniture and collectibles can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at US$519 and tops out at US$34,468, while pieces like these can sell for US$9,019. 1stDibs

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