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"0024XXL" Pendant Lamp in Glass and Brass Designed by Gio' Ponti for FontanaArte

$49,000per item

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"0024XXL" is an extra large sized pendant lamp, with triple the diameter of the classic lamp originally designed by Gio' Ponti in 1932, manufactured by FontanaArte, featuring a chrome plated brass frame and transparent tempered glass discs. The 11.8" diameter central tubular sandblasted glass diffuser holds four G5 54W fluorescent light sources with DALI digital electronic power supply. The four suspension cables are housed in the canopy cover and the required length should be indicated at time of ordering. DIMENSIONS: Ø 55.7", H. 54.5" The lamp is levelled once mounted, using special tensioners fitted to the suspension cables. A version with methacrylate discs and/or emergency lighting is available upon request. In this case, two beams of light ensure about one hour of autonomy without power supply. Ceiling strength should be verified in advance, due to the weight of the lamp (about 661 Lbs for glass disc version and about 440 Lbs for the methacrylate disc version). GIO' PONTI, right from the start, was active in the fields of architecture, painting, graphics and set design as an eclectic character. He graduated from Milan Polytechnic in 1920 and was art director for Richard Ginori from 1923-1930. In 1926, with editor Gianni Mazzocchi, he founded the magazine Domus, staying on as editor until his death. He was invited to take over the art direction of Luigi Fontana in 1931 and in 1932 he founded FontanaArte with Pietro Chiesa. He was one of the promoters of the Compasso d’Oro Award and a founder member of the ADI (Italian association for industrial design), as well as curating programmes for the Milan Triennale on many events and teaching at Milan Polytechnic. He designed numerous famous public and private buildings, including the houses in Via De Togni, the tower-house in Corso Venezia, offices for RAI and Ferrania, the Littoria tower in Parco Sempione, the Pirelli skyscraper in Milan, Taranto Cathedral, Villa Planchart in Caracas and Denver Museum of Modern Art. In the field of design he created timeless furniture, lighting and objects for FontanaArte, as well as the Superleggera chair and furniture for Cassina, Christofle cutlery and Richard Ginori china.

Customization Options

A version with methacrylate discs and/or emergency lighting is also available upon request.\nIn this case, two beams of light ensure about one hour of autonomy without power supply.\nPlease inquire for additional information.

Details

  • Creator
    Fontana Arte (Manufacturer),Gio Ponti (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 54.5 in. (138.43 cm)Diameter: 55.7 in. (141.48 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Brass,Chrome,Glass,Tempered
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2017
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    11-12 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU163929330691

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  • Shipping
    $150 In-Home Delivery Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 4-6 weeks, excluding production time.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Cranbury, NJ
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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About the Designer

Gio Ponti

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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