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Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

Giò Ponti (1891-1979, Italy)
Giò Ponti (1891-1979, Italy)

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

Gio Ponti Pair of Headboards from the 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. 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 Midcentury Double Bed in Walnut and Brass, Published, 1940s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Milano, IT
Important double bed designed by the great Italian designer Gio Ponti in 1940. The whole bed is made of walnut wood. With golden inserts in the middle and sides of the bed. The bed i...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut

Important Headboard and Double Bed by Gio Ponti
By Egidio Proserpio, Gio Ponti
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

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

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

Pair of Gio Ponti Nightstands, 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, ash. Perfe...
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1950s Italian Modern Vintage Gio Ponti More Furniture and Collectibles

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Ash

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

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Ico Parisi Coffee Table by Fratelli Rizzi for Singer & Sons, Italy 1951
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Pair of Gio Ponti Mahogany Headboards from Hotel Royal Naples, 1955
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"Gio Ponti, The Complete Work 1923-1978 – Lisa Licitra Ponti," 1990 Book
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Wall mounted magazine rack by Gio Ponti
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Unique Gio Ponti Handwritten Card ''Buon Natale, buon 1952''
By Gio Ponti
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Daybed from the series APTA by Gio Ponti for Walter Ponti 1970
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Daybed, from the series APTA, by Gio Ponti, Walter Ponti, 1970
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Gio Ponti Nightstands for Singer & Sons
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H 27.25 in. W 18.75 in. D 14.75 in.
Pair of Gio Ponti Side Tables by Hotel Royal Naples, 1955
By Giordano Chiesa, Gio Ponti
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