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Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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 Model 516 Pair of Lounge Chairs, Cream White Painted Walnut, 1950
By Figli di Amadeo Cassina, Gio Ponti, Cassina
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of armchairs, model “516”, originally designed by Ponti for the furnishing of Tranatlantico Conte Biancamano, Manufactured by Figli di Amadeo Cassina (Cassina), Italy, c. 1950 ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Textile, Walnut

Pair of Italian Vintage Lounge Chairs by Gio Ponti for ISA Bergamo
By ISA Bergamo, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
A stunning pair of Italian vintage lounge or high back chairs designed by Gio Ponti in 1955 for Editions ISA, Bergamo. These elegant chairs feature high backs, a sculpted profile, an...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Elegant No. 829 Armchair and Stool by Gio Ponti for Cassina
By Gio Ponti
Located in Munich, DE
Adjustable armchair and stool designed for the Parco dei Principe in Sorrento. Original velvet upholstery offers great comfort in various seating positions.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Gio Ponti for Cassina 'Model 516' Lounge Chair
By Gio Ponti
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gio Ponti for Cassina, armchair model 516, stained wood, flower print upholstery, Italy, 1955. This chair is designed by Gio Ponti and manufactured by Cassina. The chair has a few...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Gio Ponti for Poltrona Frau Lounge Chairs in Light Blue Leather
By Poltrona Frau, Gio Ponti
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gio Ponti for Poltrona Frau, lounge chairs, model ´Dezza´ nr. 48, leather, white lacquered wood, metal, Italy, design 1965. Stylish lounge chairs designed by Gio Ponti for Poltro...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Pair of 20th Century Armchairs by Gio Ponti, 1940s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Paris, FR
Set of two Italian design Classic armchairs or lounge chairs by iconic designer Gio Ponti from the 1940s. In fully restored condition, with new padding, velvet upholstery, and nailhe...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Velvet

Gio Ponti for Cassina Pair of Armchairs in Cherry
By Gio Ponti
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gio Ponti for Cassina, pair of armchairs model 516, cherry, grey upholstered fabric, Cassina, Italy, 1955. This set of chairs is designed by Gio Ponti and manufactured by Cassina. T...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Cherry, Fabric

Gio Ponti Pair of Rare Armchairs Light Green Velvet, Italy 1960 Ca. Certified
By Gio Ponti
Located in Milano, IT
Pair of rare armchairs designed by Gio Ponti in 1960s. The shape with typical geometric Gio Ponti pattern together with harmonic proportions and walnut beautiful inclined legs , ch...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Gio Ponti for Poltrona Frau Set of Four Lounge Chairs in Light Blue Leather
By Gio Ponti, Poltrona Frau
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gio Ponti for Poltrona Frau, lounge chairs, model ´Dezza´ nr. 48, leather, lacquered ash, metal, Italy, 1965. Set of four stylish lounge chairs designed by Gio Ponti for Poltrona...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Gio Ponti ''Ninfea'' Chairs, 1958, Published with Certificate from Ponti Archive
By Fratelli Reguitti, Gio Ponti
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Beautiful pair of 1958 Gio Ponti "Ninfea Pieghevole" folding lounge chairs finished in italian walnut with the original red fabric. This pair come with a hand signed certificate from...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Pair Gio Ponti Chrome & Handwoven Plastic Superleggera Chair Italy Midcentury
By Gio Ponti
Located in Miami, FL
Original Gio Ponti Mid-Century Modern Superleggera chair in original beige handwoven plastic seat. Minimalist Chrome Core with sturdy seats. Dining Chairs made in Italy, a design c...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Gio Ponti D.151.4 Molteni & C Lounge Chairs
By Gio Ponti, Molteni & C
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Gio Ponti model D.151.4 armchairs by Molteni &C, Italy circa 2020s. These sculptural lounge chairs are a new production and part of the Molteni & C Heritage Collection. Newly...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Stunning Pair of Italian Lounge Chairs by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Dallas, TX
Stunning pair of chairs designed by the Italian designer Gio Ponti. Completely restored and newly upholstered with silk velvet, ebonized conical wood legs. Model Bergere from the ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Gio Ponti, Wingback / Lounge Chair, White and Blue Fabric, Oak, Cassina, 1950s
By Gio Ponti, Figli di Amadeo Cassina
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare and iconic lounge chair / wingback chair designed by Gio Ponti. Produced by Cassina in the 1950s. The design captures the quintessence of Italian midcentury design. This c...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

1950 Lounge / Easy Chair in Magenta by Designed Gio Ponti for ISA Bergamo, Italy
By ISA Bergamo, Gio Ponti
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Absolutely beautiful 1950s lounge or easy chair designed by Gio Ponti and made by ISA in Bergamo in Italy. The fabulous color combination and choice of fabric, magenta and dark gray,...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Velvet, Beech

Italian Midcentury Parco dei Principi Lounge Chair by Gio Ponti for Cassina
By Cassina, Gio Ponti
Located in Vienna, AT
This excellent and iconic leather and suede lounge chair was designed by Gio Ponti for the Parco dei Principi Hotel Hotel Rome in 1964, where it was produced by Cassina and used at t...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Suede, Wood, Leather

Pair of Italian Midcentury Hi Back Lounge Chairs / Armchairs by Gio Ponti, 1955
By ISA Bergamo, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
An elegant, stunning pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern armchairs or lounge or wingback or high back chairs by Gio Ponti, 1955 for Editions ISA, Bergamo. Gio Ponti was known for work...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Hardwood

Gio Ponti Velvet Lounge Chairs in Walnut & Brass for M. Singer and Sons, 1950s
By Gio Ponti, M. Singer & Sons
Located in Dallas, TX
Rare pair of lounge chairs designed by Italian architect Gio Ponti and produced for M. Singer & Sons circa 1950. Exquisitely restored to the highest possible standard.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs 'B' 'New Upholstery'
By Gio Ponti
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Set of Armchairs, Gio Ponti, new upholstery, Italy, 1949 A pair of lounge chairs designed by Gio Ponti. Its sensual curves and the elegantly tapered legs give the chairs a sculptura...
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1940s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Gio Ponti, Rare "811" Lounge Chair, Fabric, Walnut, Rubber, Cassina, c. 1956
By Figli di Amadeo Cassina, Gio Ponti
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare and iconic lounge chair designed by Gio Ponti. Produced by Cassina, Meda, Italy, c. 1956. This chair is sold with a certificate of authenticity from the Gio Ponti Archives...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Gio Ponti Model 516 Armchair, Painted Walnut, Cream White, 1950
By Figli di Amadeo Cassina, Cassina, Gio Ponti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of armchairs, model “516”, originally designed by Ponti for the furnishing of Tranatlantico Conte Biancamano, Manufactured by Figli di Amadeo Cassina (Cassina), Italy, c. 1950 ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Textile, Walnut

Very Rare Set of Two Lounge Chairs and Stool by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Cassina
Located in Munich, DE
Foam and wonderful fabric in good condition. Very rare low back version. Made by Cassina.
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1950s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

1950s Pair of Lounge / Easy Chairs Designed Gio Ponti Made by ISA Bergamo, Italy
By Gio Ponti, ISA Bergamo
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Absolutely beautiful set of two 1950s lounge or easy chairs designed by Gio Ponti and made by ISA in Bergamo in Italy. The fabulous color combination and choice of fabric, magenta an...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Velvet, Beech

Pair of "Pontiponti" Chairs by Gio Ponti for Pallucco
By Gio Ponti, Paolo Pallucco
Located in Milan, IT
Rare set of two "Pontiponti" chairs by Gio Ponti for Pallucco.
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1980s Italian Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Gio Ponti ''Gabriella'' Lounge Chair, Paola Palluco
By Gio Ponti, Paolo Pallucco
Located in Den Haag, NL
Iconic design by the great Italian designer Gio Ponti Model Gabriella Manufactured by Pallucco Italy Limited edition 22 \100 signed 1991 good condition.  
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1990s Italian Modern Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Gio Ponti Rare Pair of Lounge Chairs
By Gio Ponti, Dassi
Located in New York, NY
Designed for the Royal Hotel in Naples, Italy and produced by Dassi. A great pair of wing-chairs with tapering wood legs. These chairs have been authenticated by the Gio Ponti Archiv...
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1950s Italian Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Gio Ponti Leather and Walnut Ninfea Folding Chair, Fratelli Reguitti Italy, 1958
By Fratelli Reguitti, Gio Ponti
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
A early ‘Ninfea’ folding chair, designed by Gio Ponti for Fratelli Reguitti. With a structure in walnut, seat and back in leather with a great patina, this model is well documented ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Very Rare Set of Two Lounge Chairs by Gio Ponti for Cassina
By Gio Ponti
Located in Munich, DE
Foam and fabric redone. Designed by Gio Ponti in 1958 for the Hotel Parco dei Principe in Sorrento / Italy.  
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Gio Ponti Gabriella Folding Lounge Chair in Vynil and by Pallucco 1991 Italy
By Gio Ponti, Pallucco
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Gabriella folding lounge chair with a steel frame, seat, and back upholstered in black vinyl or Naugahyde. This iconic chair was designed by the Italian designer Gio Ponti and relea...
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1990s Italian Other Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Gio Ponti Lounge Chair in Light Blue Wool with Saddle Leather Piping
By Gio Ponti, Cassina
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Gio Ponti for both Cassina and Dassi, light blue wool with leather piping upholstered lounge chair with the classic shape of a wingback chair but with the modernist lines...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Italian Midcentury Modern Sofa by Gio Ponti for ISA, 1955
By ISA Bergamo, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
An elegant, stunning Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofa by Gio Ponti for Editions ISA, Bergamo, 1955 including a pair of armchairs / lounge chairs / wingback / high back chairs and a so...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Hardwood

Gio Ponti Armchairs for Hotel Royal by Dassi
By Gio Ponti, Dassi
Located in New York, NY
Rare pair of wingback armchairs designed by famed architect and furniture maker Gio Ponti for the Hotel Royal in Naples, Italy in 1953. Manufactured by Dassi in 1953. Tapered wooden ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of Gabriella Folding Chairs Model D.270.2 by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Atlanta, GA
Designed in his later years in 1970, Gio Ponti's Gabriella folding chair model no D.270.2 is a modern interpretation of historical folding chairs that were praised for their mobility...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Wood

50's Lounge / Easy Chair in Magenta by Designed Gio Ponti for ISA Bergamo, Italy
By Gio Ponti, ISA Bergamo
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Absolutely beautiful 1950's lounge / easy chair designed by Gio Ponti and made by ISA in Bergamo in Italy. The fabulous color combination and choice of fabric, magenta and dark gray,...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Velvet, Beech

Rare Gio Ponti Chairs for Casa e Giardino, Italy, 1940s/1950s, Original Fabric
By Gio Ponti, Casa e Giardino
Located in London, GB
Rare pair of stunning Gio Ponti armchairs produced by Casa e Giardino, Italy, 1940s/1950s. Structurally sound with beautiful original fabric and upholstery. Fast shipping worldwide. ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Gio Ponti for Cassina Rare Pair of Distex Lounge Chairs Model 807 in Wool Velvet
By Gio Ponti, Cassina
Located in New York, NY
Gio Ponti for Cassina rare pair of Distex lounge chairs model 807 with pale gray velvet upholstered back, seat and arms, and walnut legs. Fully restored and newly reupholstered in a ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Mohair, Walnut

Pair of Gio Ponti Armchairs
By Gio Ponti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gio Ponti Armchairs from legendary -Parco dei Principi Hotel, Roma.
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1960s Italian Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Gio Ponti Chairs from Augustus Ocean Liner First Class Bar
By Gio Ponti
Located in Hingham, MA
Set of six extremely rare and coveted original lounge chairs designed by Gio Ponti and produced by Cassina, Italy for the First Class bar of Italia Line's MV Augustus. These were sal...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Gio Ponti Armchairs, Model 512, Italy
By Gio Ponti
Located in Hollywood, FL
Model 512, 1940s, literature- gio ponto- ugo de la pietra with certificate from ponti archives, original fabric in very good condition.
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs

Gio Ponti lounge chairs for sale on 1stDibs

Lounge chairs by Gio Ponti are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Gio Ponti lounge chairs there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 37 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of Gio Ponti's original lounge chairs were created in the mid-century modern style in Europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider lounge chairs by Giancarlo Piretti, Osvaldo Borsani and Paolo Buffa. The prices for Gio Ponti lounge chairs can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $3,353 and tops out at $57,500, while pieces like these can sell for $19,160 on average.

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