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Gio Ponti Wall Decorations

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
Vintage Wall Hanging Design Gio Ponti for Zucchi, 1970s
By Gio Ponti
Located in taranto, IT
Large fabric wall panel designed by Gio Ponti for Zucchi, 70s, in the colors of pink, orange, brown, on a white background Structure in wood panel, cotton fabric, signed everywher...
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1970s Italian Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Decorations

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Cotton, Wood

Round Gio Ponti Franco Pozzi Gallarate Decorative Plate Blue Orange, 1960
By Gio Ponti
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Round Gio Ponti Franco Pozzi Gallarate decorative plate blue orange, 1960.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Gio Ponti Wall Mounted Console in Wood and Laminate Italian Manufacture 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Mid-Century style wall-mounted console in wood and laminate, designed by Gio Ponti, Italian Manufacture from the 1950s. Gio Ponti was an icon of the modernist movement: the Italian ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Decorations

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Formica, Wood

Gio Ponti Painting "I Gemelli"
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Gio Ponti painting "I Gemelli", 1970, Italy. A colorful portrayal by Gio Ponti. Acrylic on Prespex (Plexiglas) singed by Gio Ponti on the front, while the paint work is reversed pain...
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1970s Italian Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Decorations

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Acrylic, Plexiglass

Gio Ponti Sketch "Disegni per Vasi Incrociatifor", Italy 1950
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
A wonderfully whimsical concept drawing of a vase. Authentication papers from the Gio Ponti archives provided with drawing.
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1950s Italian Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Decorations

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Paper

Large Original Hand Drawn Pencil Sketch of 'the Philosipher
By Gio Ponti
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
This very rare and interesting piece of historically important art was purchased from the family of the Great Gio Ponti. It was a sketch which was part of the preperatory work for t...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Wall Decorations

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Paper

Gio Ponti, Art Edition, the Planchart Coffee Table and a Set of Four Art Prints
By TASCHEN, Gio Ponti, Molteni
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This numbered Art Edition of 1,000 copies (Hardcover book, 36 x 36 cm, 572 pages) is accompanied by an exclusive, square format reproduction of the Arlecchino coffee table designed b...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Wall Decorations

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Steel

Ceramic Tiles with La Conversazione Classica Designed by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Weesp, NL
La Conversazione Classica designed by Gio Ponti ceramic tiles. New old stock beautiful set of ceramic tiles with a famous design made by Gio Ponti in 1925 for ceramic producer Richar...
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1970s Italian Art Nouveau Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Gio Ponti Sketch "Disegni per Vasi Incrociatifor", Italy, 1950
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
A wonderfully whimsical concept drawing of two vases. Authentication papers from the Gio Ponti archives provided with drawing.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Decorations

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Paper

Set of Six Ceramic Tiles by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Richard Ginori
Located in Milan, IT
Rare set of 6 ceramic tiles by Gio Ponti. Part of the "Ermione" collection, this set shows traditional works of the countryside.
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1930s Italian Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Giò Ponti, 1930, Ceramic Wall Tiles
By Gio Ponti
Located in Milano, IT
N.4 ceramic wall tiles, 1930, square form, each framed, each signed Richard Ginori S.Cristoforo Milano Giò Ponti.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Gio Ponti Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Gio Ponti Painting "Donna Con Cappellino"
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Gio Ponti painting "Donna Con Cappellino" 1972, Italy. A colorful portrayal by Gio Ponti. Acrylic on Prespex (Plexiglas) singed by Gio Ponti on the front, while the paint work is rev...
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1970s Italian Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Decorations

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Acrylic, Plexiglass

Round Gio Ponti Franco Pozzi Gallarate Decorative Plate Blue Orange, 1960
By Gio Ponti
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Round Gio Ponti Franco Pozzi Gallarate decorative plate blue orange, 1960.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Large Original Drawing by Gio Ponti for Touring Carrozzeria Milan, 1952
By Gio Ponti
Located in Dronten, NL
Important drawing by Gio Ponti of the Diamante line for Touring Carrozzeria Milan, documented in "Gio Ponti" "L'Arte si innamora dell'industria" by Ugo La Pietra, page 254-255. Ponti...
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1950s Italian Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Decorations

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Paper

Round Gio Ponti Franco Pozzi Gallarate Decorative Plate Blue Orange, 1960
By Gio Ponti
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Round Gio Ponti Franco Pozzi Gallarate decorative plate blue orange, 1960.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Round Gio Ponti Franco Pozzi Gallarate Decorative Plate Blue Orange, 1960
By Gio Ponti
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Round Gio Ponti Franco Pozzi Gallarate decorative plate blue orange, 1960.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Large Gio Ponti Study for Window at Shui-Hing Department Store, Singapore, 1978
By Gio Ponti
Located in Kansas City, MO
Reverse hand-painted Plexiglass in a light-box frame five inches deep. 102.5 inches tall and 48 inches wide. Sold with a certificate of expertise from the Gio Ponti Archives. Proven...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Wall Decorations

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Plexiglass, Wood

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By Gambaro & Poggi, Leucos
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Previously Available Items
Gio Ponti Sketch of a City Plan, Italy, 1960s
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
A sketch of a city plan based on his triangular plan philosophy. Authentication papers from the Gio Ponti archives provided with drawing.
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  • Gio Ponti Sketch of a City Plan, Italy, 1960s
  • Gio Ponti Sketch of a City Plan, Italy, 1960s
  • Gio Ponti Sketch of a City Plan, Italy, 1960s
  • Gio Ponti Sketch of a City Plan, Italy, 1960s
H 11 in. W 13.5 in. D 1.75 in.
Gio Ponti for Ceramiche Franco Pozzi "Fantasia Italiana" Plate, Italy 1967
By Gio Ponti
Located in Naples, IT
A plate designed by Gio Ponti as part of the "Fantasia Italiana" series, produced in the late 1960s by Ceramiche Franco Pozzi. Manufacturer's mark printed on the underside 'Ponti Ce...
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Gio Ponti Architectural Drawing "Disegno di una Villa a Bordighera" Italy, 1940s
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Gio Ponti had a significant impact on the residential housing in Bordighera, Italy. This is a wonderful architectural rendering from one of those homes. The drawing comes with authen...
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Large Original Drawing by Gio Ponti for Touring Carrozzeria, Milan, 1952
By Gio Ponti
Located in Dronten, NL
Important drawing by Gio Ponti of the diamante line for Touring Carrozzeria, Milan. Ponti's car designs where never realized, but his design ideas where very important for the devel...
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Coppia Piastrelle Pair of Tiles Giò Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Richard Ginori
Located in Catania, IT
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  • Coppia Piastrelle Pair of Tiles Giò Ponti
  • Coppia Piastrelle Pair of Tiles Giò Ponti
  • Coppia Piastrelle Pair of Tiles Giò Ponti
H 11.42 in. W 11.42 in. D 0.4 in.
Rare Set of Ten Gio Ponti for Ceramica Franco Pozzi Plates
By Gio Ponti
Located in Providence, RI
Rare set of ten plates designed by Gio Ponti as part of the "Fantasia Italiana" series, produced in the late 1960s by Ceramica Franco Pozzi. These pieces are rare to find, and a set ...
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Gio Ponti Architectural Drawing "Schizzo d'interni di Villa Caracas", Italy 1965
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Gio Ponti had a significant impact on the residential housing in Caracas. This is a wonderful architectural rendering from one of those homes.
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Gio Ponti For Franco Pozzi Plate Ceramic Italian Design Blu and Yellow, 1970
By Gio Ponti
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Gio Ponti For Franco Pozzi plate ceramic Italian design blue and yellow, 1970.
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Mid-20th Century Gio Ponti Painting on Plexiglass, Italy, 1970
By Gio Ponti
Located in Brescia, IT
This is an original, one of the kind painting, of the well known and eclectic Italian architect Gio Ponti. The Master was an international voice of the Moder Italian Style. The th...
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Mid-20th Century Gio Ponti Drawing in a Wood Black Frame, Italy, circa 1970
By Gio Ponti
Located in Brescia, IT
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La Casa Degli Efebi Ceramic Tiles Designed by Gio Ponti
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Gio Ponti wall decorations for sale on 1stDibs

The wall decorations by Gio Ponti are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Gio Ponti wall decorations, there are many options to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 18 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 1 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original wall decorations by Gio Ponti were created during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style in Italy. Many customers also consider wall decorations by Fornasetti, Piero Fornasetti and Marcello Fantoni if you are looking for additional options. The prices for Gio Ponti wall decorations can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $850 and tops out at $39,850, while pieces like these can sell for $3,500 on average.

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