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Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

Gio Ponti (Italy, 1891–1979)
Gio Ponti (Italy, 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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Set of Six Early Leggera Dining Chairs by Gio Ponti for Cassina
By Gio Ponti, Cassina
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Early set of Gio Ponti dining chairs, the set has age-related wear. Please see all pictures. Table is listed separately.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Molteni&C D.235.2 Montecatini Dining or Studio Chair in Leather by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Molteni & C
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection, this dining or office chair is a re-make of the D.235.2 designed initially in 1935 by Gio Ponti for the first Montecatini building at Largo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum

Set of Five Gio Ponti Dining Chairs for Casa e Giardino, Italy, 1942
By Gio Ponti, Lio Carminati, Casa e Giardino
Located in The Hague, NL
A rare set of five dining chairs designed by Gio Ponti in collaboration with Lio Carminati for the Casa E Giardino company in 1942. The particularly graphical lines of the tapered ma...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wool, Upholstery, Wood

Gio Ponti Set of Three First Edition Superleggera Chairs for Cassina, 1957
By Cassina, Gio Ponti
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Very rare set of three Superleggera chairs designed by Gio Ponti in 1957 for Cassina. First edition of this iconic model with a structure in varnished wood and seat in braided rope....
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Rope, Wood

Molteni&C D.235.2 Montecatini Black Leather Dining or Studio Chair by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Molteni & C
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection, this dining or office chair is a re-make of the D.235.2 designed initially in 1935 by Gio Ponti for the first Montecatini building at Largo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum

Set of 6 Rare Gio Ponti 602 Dining Chairs for Cassina, Italy, 1950s
By Gio Ponti, Cassina
Located in London, GB
A beautiful and rare set of six model 602 dining chairs designed by Gio Ponti for Cassina, Italy, 1950s. Walnut frames and later muted green upholstery. Good vintage condition - the ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Gio Ponti Set of Six Wooden Dining Chairs 602, Italy, 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Set of six dining chairs with a lacquered wood structure upholstered in blue fabric, designed by Gio Ponti. Italian manufacture, 1950s. Measures: 87 x 43 x 45 cm (each).
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Fabric

Molteni&C D.235.1 Montecatini Dining or Studio Chair in Aluminium by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Molteni & C
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection, this dining or office chair is a re-make of the D.235.1 designed initially in 1935 by Gio Ponti. Gio Ponti designed everything for the firs...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum

Early Gio Ponti 699 Superleggera Chair by Cassina
By Cassina, Gio Ponti
Located in Dronten, NL
Incredibly lightweight and elegant, this innovative chair was designed by Gio Ponti in 1957 for Cassina. The chair is in excellent vintage condition and marked with early Cassina lab...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Ash, Cane

Two Superleggera Chairs in Metal Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Den Haag, NL
Two metal 'superleggera' chairs design Gio Ponti. These chairs where sold in the famous Dutch warehouse "De Bijenkorf". Gio Ponti totally redesigned the Bijenkorf in Eindhoven in 196...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Wicker

Gio Ponti and Nino Zoncada Chairs for Ship Giulio Cesare Mod. 538, 1950s
By Cassina, Gio Ponti, Nino Zoncada
Located in Milano, IT
Elegant set by Gio Ponti and Nino Zoncada made for the Giulio Cesare ship in the 1950s. The set of chairs was produced by Cassina and is the model 538. The set consists of 6 chairs f...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Set of Six "Airone" Armchairs by Alberto Roselli for Arflex
By Gio Ponti
Located in Dallas, TX
A set of six dining chairs with polished brass legs. Designed by Alberto Roselli for Arflex and often attributed to Gio Ponti. Older restoration in two-tone Dedar's Adamo e Eva cotto...
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1950s Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric

Set of Six Chairs by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Copenhagen, DK
'646 Leggera', dining chairs in ash and patinated wicker. Set of six. Design 1951. Maker Cassina.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Scandinavian Modern Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Ash

Leggera Chairs by Gio Ponti for Cassina, Milano, 1960s
By Gio Ponti, Cassina
Located in Lasne, BE
Series of 8 chairs in wood and rope seat. 3 chairs stamped Cassina. Wear due to time and age of chairs. seat height 45cm.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Rope, Wood

Gio Ponti Leggera 646 Cassina, 1st Production 1951
By Cassina, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
First production of Leggera 646 chair manufactured by Cassina. Iconic design of Gio Ponti. Provenance: 1951, Italy. Cassina catalog photography, shown in listing Light ashwood...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Straw, Wood

Set of Eight "Leggera" Dining Chairs by Gio Ponti
By Figli di Amadeo Cassina, Gio Ponti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine set of eight "Leggera" dining chairs by the éminence grise of 20th-century Italian design, the great Milanese architect Gio Ponti. Built of beautifully-figured solid ash and g...
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1950s Italian Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Ash

Giulio Minoletti and Gio Ponti Chairs
By Giulio Minoletti, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Unique chairs designed by Giulio Minoletti and Gio Ponti for the ETR300 in 1953 which was Italy’s first high speed train influenced by the modern design of jet airplanes of the era. ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Gio Ponti Set of Twelve Leggera Chairs in Wood and Blue Skai Cassina, 1951
By Gio Ponti, Cassina
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Gio Ponti set of twelve chairs Leggera in lacquered wood and blue skai. Prod. Cassina, Italy, 1951 Measures: cm 43 x 46 x 83 Literature: Domus n. 264-265, December 1951.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Faux Leather, Wood

Rare Gio Ponti "602" Chair by Cassina, 1954
By Gio Ponti, Figli di Amadeo Cassina
Located in Rome, IT
A very rare Gio Ponti iconic chair, n. 602 by Cassina oak and re-upholstery in ivory cotton this model was manufactured by Cassina, Meda as a variation on Ponti's legendary "legger...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Cotton, Oak

Gio Ponti for Cassina Midcentury Six Black Wood Leggera Chairs Signed
By Cassina, Gio Ponti
Located in Firenze, IT
Six iconic Leggera chairs, black lacquered solid ash tree, designed by Architect Gio Ponti in the 1951, produced by Cassina, all the chairs are signed. Newly covered with a cotton p...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of Four Gio Ponti Black Laquered "Leggere" Chairs 646 by Cassina, 1952
By Figli di Amadeo Cassina, Gio Ponti
Located in Rome, IT
Four dining chairs designed by Gio Ponti and produced by F.gli Amedeo Cassina, 1952 provenience: Hotel in south Italy laquered in black newly reupholstered in grey cotton very...
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1950s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Cotton, Ash

Set of 12 Gio Ponti Leggera Model 646 Dining Chairs for Cassina, Italy, 1950s
By Gio Ponti, Cassina
Located in London, GB
A wonderful set of twelve original, early Gio Ponti Leggera Model 646 dining chairs, Cassina, Italy, 1950s. In restored condition with new upholstery. All with maker’s label marked '...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Gio Ponti Set of Eight Ashwood and Green Leather "Leggera" Italian Chairs, 1960s
By Gio Ponti, Cassina
Located in Madrid, ES
Set of eight chairs model "Leggera" designed by Gio Ponti (1891-1979) and edited by Cassina. Made of solid ashwood structure with seat upholstered in its original green plain leather...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Ash

Gio Ponti Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eight Superleggera Dining Chair, 1957 Italy
By Gio Ponti
Located in Vienna, AT
A Gio Ponti Mid-Century Modern vintage set of eight Superleggera dining chairs, which was designed 1957. Superleggera stands in Italian for superlight. So the name speaks for the at...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Rope, Ash

Gio Ponti for Cassina, Midcentury Set of 2 " Superleggera " Chairs, 1957
By Gio Ponti, Cassina
Located in Milan, IT
Gio Ponti for Cassina, Mid-Century Modern set of 2 black and burgundy " Superleggera ", 1957. Please note : the "free shipping option" and/or "subsidised shipping option" if state...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Leather

Dining Room Set by Gio Ponti for M. Singer & Sons, circa 1950s
By M. Singer & Sons, Gio Ponti
Located in Stamford, CT
Extremely rare dining room set, designed by the iconic Gio Ponti for M. Singer & Sons, circa 1950-1959. Walnut dining table features Gio Ponti's signature brass sabots, four 16" l...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Leggera Chairs by Gio Ponti for Cassina
By Gio Ponti
Located in San Francisco, CA
A set of 6 Leggera chairs by Gio Ponti for Cassina retaining the original labels. The seats have been upholstered in a deep red faux leather and the ash is in a medium tone. Note: Ch...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Faux Leather, Ash

Gio Ponti Set of four Mid-century Blue Italian Dining Chairs Model "Leggera"
By Gio Ponti, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, ES
Gio Ponti (1891-1979) Set of four dining chairs, model "leggera" Manufactured by Cassina Italy, 1951 Measurements 82.55 cm x 44.45cm x 45.72 cm. 32.55 in x 17.5 in x 18 in. Litera...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Gio Ponti 699 "Superleggera" Dining Chairs for Cassina, 1957, Set of 8
By Cassina, Gio Ponti
Located in Lonigo, IT
Gio Ponti 699 "Superleggera" dining chairs for Cassina, 1957, set of 8 In 1957 the Italian furniture manufacturer Amedeo Cassina added a new dining chair to its collection. It was...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Rope, Ash

Gio Ponti Superleggera Chairs Set of Six by Cassina, Italy 1958
By Gio Ponti
Located in Vienna, AT
Gio Ponti Superleggera chairs set of six by Cassina, Italy 1958. The Gio Ponti Superleggera Chair has a presence of it's own in any room. The papercord seats have been renewed accord...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Papercord, Ash

Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Superleggera Leather Italian Chairs, Set of 4
By Gio Ponti
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: Attributed to Gio Ponti Italian leather metal chair- Set includes four chairs Superleggera, circa 1950s. Dimensions: 17" D x 16.25" W x 32" H, Seat height 18"...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Leather

Gio Ponti Dining Chairs Set of 10
By Cassina, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Set of 10 superleggera chairs by Gio Ponti for Cassina. These iconic chairs are one of his most famous models. Sculptural frame of solid ash, with woven seats and slatted backs. Set ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Ash

Gio Ponti Chairs
By Gio Ponti, Cassina
Located in New York, NY
Rare pair of armchairs by Gio Ponti. Rare pair of armchairs by Gio Ponti. A rare variation of model #110, produced by Cassina. Open-grain ash chairs with upholstered seat and back an...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Gio Ponti "602" Dining Chairs for Cassina, 1954, Set of 2
By Gio Ponti, Cassina
Located in Lonigo, IT
Pair of Gio Ponti "602" Dining Chairs for Cassina, 1954. A rare pair of "602" dining chairs designed by the Italian architect and designer Gio Ponti in 1954. Manufactured by Cassi...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Ash

Gio Ponti 646 “Leggera” Dining Chairs for Cassina, 1955, Set of 4
By Gio Ponti, Cassina
Located in Lonigo, IT
Gio Ponti 646 “Leggera” dining chairs for Cassina, 1955, set of 4. Set of four 646 "Leggera" dining chairs designed by Gio Ponti and manufactured by Cassina in 1955. Meaning "ligh...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Ash

Set of Six Vintage Modern Italian Dining Chairs by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant set of six Mid-Century Modern dining chairs with sculpted wood frames and floating backrests. A sleek and comfortable design that complements any seating arrangement. The thi...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood

Gio Ponti Dining Chairs, Eight Available
By Gio Ponti, M. Singer & Sons
Located in Atlanta, GA
Modernist Italian dining chairs, designed by Gio Ponti for Singer and Sons, Italy, circa 1950s. They have been refinished and reupholstered in black leather. They are priced at $2800...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood, Walnut

Set of 4 Leggera Chairs by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Munich, DE
Set of 4 Gio Ponti leggera chairs in untouched original condition. Black lacquered wood bases and brown leather seats. Signes of 60 years of regular use.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Leather

Leggera Chairs by Gio Ponti for Cassina
By Gio Ponti
Located in San Francisco, CA
A set of 12 Leggera chairs by Gio Ponti for Cassina retaining the original labels. Seats have been upholstered in an orange faux leather and the frames are in a light ash. Note: Chai...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Faux Leather, Ash

Eden" by Gio Ponti, 1950
By Gio Ponti
Located in Grenoble, FR
Eden" by Gio Ponti, 1950. Measures: Longueur: 44 cm Hauteur: 78 cm Profondeur: 52 cm.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Beech

Fine Set of 12 Italian Modern Dining Chairs, Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Hollywood, FL
The set comprising two arms and ten sides made for Singer and Sons in 1950.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany, Leather

Gio Ponti Metal "Superleggera" Chair with Stitched Italian Leather Seat
By Gio Ponti
Located in Wilton, CT
Delicate design from Gio Ponti, the "Superleggera" chair is one of the best. These chairs feature a custom fabricated metal frame, polished up to a mirror finish. Italian craftsmansh...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Dining Room Chairs

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Metal