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Gio Ponti Rugs and Carpets

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.

Find a range of Gio Ponti furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Gio Ponti
Labirinto Blue and Black Carpet by Gio Ponti
By Amini, Gio Ponti
Located in Milan, IT
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Incroci Beige Carpet by Gio Ponti
By Amini, Gio Ponti
Located in Milan, IT
An intriguing three-dimensional pattern originally designed by Gio Ponti to recreate a contemporary, yet classical, diamonds texture. An elegant and refined piece that plays on light...
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Lettera Disegnata Multi Carpet by Gio Ponti
By Amini, Gio Ponti
Located in Milan, IT
Elegant and playful, the hand drawn lines in this composition create a unique and elegant carpet. An intriguing three-dimensional pattern originally designed by Gio Ponti to recreate...
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Labirinto Blue Carpet by Gio Ponti
By Amini, Gio Ponti
Located in Milan, IT
The symmetry of the pattern, the contrasts between the backgrounds, and the drawing bestow depth to the Labirinto carpet. An intriguing three-dimensional pattern originally designed ...
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Labirinto Red Carpet by Gio Ponti
By Amini, Gio Ponti
Located in Milan, IT
The symmetry of the pattern, the contrasts between the backgrounds, and the drawing bestow depth to the Labirinto carpet. An intriguing three-dimensional pattern originally designed ...
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Pony Leather Rug in Multi-Color Molteni&C by Gio Ponti - D.754.1 - made in Italy
By Molteni & C, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
D.754.1 Multi-Color Pony Rug by Gio Ponti- Expert-crafted in Italy exclusively by Molteni&C Designed by Gio Ponti in 1954, the D.754.1 rug is crafted in Italy from pony leather in ...
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Diamantina Blue Carpet by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Amini
Located in Milan, IT
A sequence of triangles that turn into diamonds, thence to squares and rectangles displaying soft hues and slender shapes embellished with powerful colorful accents. From the origina...
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Esagoni Blue Carpet by Gio Ponti
By Amini, Gio Ponti
Located in Milan, IT
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Incroci Blue Carpet by Gio Ponti
By Amini, Gio Ponti
Located in Milan, IT
An intriguing three-dimensional pattern originally designed by Gio Ponti to recreate a contemporary, yet classical, diamonds texture. An elegant and refined piece that plays on light...
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Esagoni Coral Carpet by Gio Ponti
By Amini, Gio Ponti
Located in Milan, IT
A fun and playful carpet inspired by a Gio Ponti’s design. Carefully hand spun and hand carded using Tibetan wool and natural silk, this carpet (300 x 250cm) brings harmony to any co...
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Labirinto Green Carpet by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Amini
Located in Milan, IT
The symmetry of the pattern, the contrasts between the backgrounds, and the drawing bestow depth to the Labirinto carpet. An intriguing three-dimensional pattern originally designed ...
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Lune Arena White Carpet by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Amini
Located in Milan, IT
Expressive lines recall the classic architectural style as essential graphic elements perfectly integrate the piece into contemporary interiors. Arena, Cara, and Dote are three elega...
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Lettera Disegnata Gray Carpet by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Amini
Located in Milan, IT
Elegant and playful, the hand drawn lines in this composition create a unique and elegant carpet. An intriguing three-dimensional pattern originally designed by Gio Ponti to recreate...
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Lune Dote White Carpet by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Amini
Located in Milan, IT
Expressive lines recall the classic architectural style as essential graphic elements perfectly integrate the piece into contemporary interiors. Arena, Cara, and Dote are three elega...
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Diamantina Multi Carpet by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Amini
Located in Milan, IT
A sequence of triangles that turn into diamonds, thence to squares and rectangles displaying soft hues and slender shapes embellished with powerful colorful accents. From the origina...
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Taranto Beige Carpet by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Amini
Located in Milan, IT
Gio Ponti designs an impressive openwork in the guise of a perforated sail decorating the facade of the Great Mother of God cathedral in the city of Taranto, Italy. This unique carpe...
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Taranto Gray Carpet by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Amini
Located in Milan, IT
Gio Ponti designs an impressive openwork in the guise of a perforated sail decorating the facade of the Great Mother of God cathedral in the city of Taranto, Italy. This unique carpe...
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Sorrento Brown Carpet by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Amini
Located in Milan, IT
A chessboard pattern lies at the heart of Sorrento, an open reference to Gio Ponti’s design of prized ceramics realized for the floors of Hotel Parco Principi in the town of Vietri, ...
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Sole Luna Brown Carpet by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Amini
Located in Milan, IT
The hallmarks of Sole and Luna are the rows of hemispheres given by the play of light and shadows complemented by the solids and voids. From a Gio Ponti’s design, this carpet (300 x ...
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Lune Cara White Carpet by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Amini
Located in Milan, IT
Expressive lines recall the classic architectural style as essential graphic elements perfectly integrate the piece into contemporary interiors. Arena, Cara, and Dote are three elega...
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Lune Dote Ardesia Carpet by Gio Ponti
By Amini, Gio Ponti
Located in Milan, IT
Expressive lines recall the classic architectural style as essential graphic elements perfectly integrate the piece into contemporary interiors. Arena, Cara, and Dote are three elega...
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Lune Arena Black Carpet by Gio Ponti
By Amini, Gio Ponti
Located in Milan, IT
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By Gio Ponti, Amini
Located in Milan, IT
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Gio Ponti rugs and carpets for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers Gio Ponti rugs and carpets for sale. These distinctive items are frequently made of Textile and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Gio Ponti rugs and carpets there are many options to choose from, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. 0 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 22 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of Gio Ponti's original rugs and carpets were created in modern style in Italy during the 21st century and contemporary. Many customers also consider rugs and carpets by Seraina Lareida, Tacchini and Missoni. Prices for Gio Ponti rugs and carpets may differ depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $5,710 and tops out at $10,600, while pieces like these can sell for $9,610 on average.

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