Quadri Luminosi Model Number 575 and 576 Designed by Gio Ponti For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 7 images

Quadri Luminosi Model Number 575 and 576 Designed by Gio Ponti

About

Pair of wall lights "Quadri Luminosi" model numbers 575 and 576 designed by Gio Ponti born in 1891. - Brass and lacquered metal - Excellent vintage condition, with minor signs of usage - Manufactured by Lumi, Italy - circa 1960s - Dimensions: H 56 x W 40 x D 10 cm Literature: Fulvio Irace, Marco Romanelli, eds, Gio Ponti, exh. cat., Milan, 1997, p. 103 Ugo La Pietra, ed., Gio Ponti, Milan, 2009, p. 344 Clémence and Didier Krzentowski, The Complete Designers' Lights II, Zurich, 2012, pp. 194-195   

Details

  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 22.05 in. x W 15.75 in. x D 3.94 in.H 56 cm x W 40 cm x D 10 cm
  • Seller Location
    North Miami, FL
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU945013235491
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Delivery, Returns & Payment

  • Delivery
    Rates vary by destination and complexity

    Some items may require special handling and packaging. Request a shipping quote to see what options are available to your destination.

  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 2 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Gio Ponti (Designer)

An architect, furniture and industrial designer and editor, Gio Ponti was arguably the most influential figure in 20th-century Italian Modernism. Ponti 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 Columbo 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.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
Platinum Seller
1stdibs seller since 2010
Located in North Miami, FL
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Pair of Gabriella Folding Chairs by Gio Ponti
Pair of Gabriella Folding Chairs by Gio Ponti
Gio Ponti
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Wood
Designed in his later years, Gio Ponti's Gabriella folding chair is a modern interpretation of historical folding chairs that were praised for their mobility and functionality, which...
Sconce or Wall Light Model 2139 by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte, 1960s
Sconce or Wall Light Model 2139 by Max Ingrand ...
Max Ingrand
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Glass, Nickel
This partially opaque glass panel has five hand-chiseled squares. This panel slides onto the nickel plated brass lamp unit by slim tracks incised into the end edges. -Produced by Fo...
Pair of Adjustable Sconces Model No. B 4917
Pair of Adjustable Sconces Model No. B 4917
Stilnovo
Mid-20th Century Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass, Steel
A pair of rare model no. B 4917 sconces by Stilnovo, manufactured in Italy, circa 1950s. - Brass, painted steel - Adjustable shade - Very good vintage condition, with minor sig...
Pair of Three Brass and Glass Italian Branched Sonces by Stilnovo
Pair of Three Brass and Glass Italian Branched ...
Stilnovo, Gaetano Sciolari
Vintage 1960s Italian Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass, Glass
A pair (three actually available) beautiful Italian wall lights / sconces by Stilnovo. Great sense of proportion with contrasting black enamel tubes and polished brass branching into...
You May Also Like
Venini Gio Ponti Wall Sconce in Multi-Color by Gio Ponti
Venini Gio Ponti Wall Sconce in Multi-Color by ...
Venini, Gio Ponti
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Art Glass
Glass wall sconce with gold-plated metal finishes. A bright pop of color to enliven any living space. Also available in various sizes, colors and as a chandelier. Dimensions: 25 c...
Screen of Light Squared Sconce by Gio Ponti
Screen of Light Squared Sconce by Gio Ponti
Gio Ponti, Pollice Illuminazione
2010s Italian Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass
This exquisite sconce is a wall light sculpture made in a limited series of numbered pieces based on drawings executed in 1957 by master designer Gio Ponti. It was entirely handmade ...
Elegant Wall Light 'Sun' Sconce by Gio Ponti
Elegant Wall Light 'Sun' Sconce by Gio Ponti
Gio Ponti, Pollice Illuminazione
2010s Italian Other More Lighting
Brass, Glass
Created from an original drawing made by legendary designer Gio Ponti in 1957, and part of the Quadri di Luce collection, this ceiling lamp can also be attached to the wall and becom...
Gio Ponti Wall Lamp Medio, 1966
Gio Ponti Wall Lamp Medio, 1966
Gio Ponti, Harvey Guzzini
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Acrylic, Lucite, Plexiglass
Wall lamp Medio designed by Gio Ponti for Harvey Guzzini in 1966. A half sphere of plexiglas with a lower part in frosted surface higher part transparent.
A Pair of Sconces attributed to Giò Ponti
A Pair of Sconces attributed to Giò Ponti
Gio Ponti
Vintage 1930s Italian Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass, Aluminum
Magnificent pair of Italian wall appliques/sconces from the 1930's attributed to Gio Ponti. Each sconce is ~ 10 inches by 10 inches, not including bulbs. Five tapered torches suspen...
Pair of Sconces Attributed to Gio Ponti
Pair of Sconces Attributed to Gio Ponti
Gio Ponti
20th Century Italian Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass, Opaline Glass
Pair of brass and opaline sunburst sconces. Possibility of two other pairs.
Gio Ponti Wall Light circa 1957 by Arredoluce, Monza, Italy
Gio Ponti Wall Light circa 1957 by Arredoluce, ...
Arredoluce, Gio Ponti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass, Steel
This lamp is made in patinated brass, painted brass, painted steel. Manufactured by Arredoluce, Monza, Italy. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Gio Ponti Archives....
Screen of Light Squared Sconce by Gio Ponti in Blue
Screen of Light Squared Sconce by Gio Ponti in ...
Gio Ponti, Pollice Illuminazione
2010s Italian Wall Lights and Sconces
Metal
Part of a limited series of numbered wall light sculptures created following the 1957 drawings of master designer Gio Ponti, this squared sconce was entirely handcrafted with artisan...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries