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Set of two armchairs manufactured by Casa e Giardino designer Gio Ponti 1940 .

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Set of two armchairs manufactured by Casa e Giardino designer Gio Ponti 1940 . Gio Ponti designed many objects in a wide variety of fields, from theatre sets, lamps, chairs, kitchen objects and the interiors of ocean liners. Initially in the art of ceramics, his design reflected the Viennese Secession and he argued that traditional decoration and modern art were not incompatible. His revival and use of the values of the past found supporters in the Fascist regime, which was inclined towards the preservation of 'Italian identity' and the recovery of the ideals of 'Romanity', which was later expressed fully in architecture with Piacentini's simplified neoclassicism. In 1950, Ponti began to engage in the design of 'equipped walls', i.e. entire prefabricated walls that made it possible to satisfy different needs, integrating appliances and equipment that had hitherto been autonomous into a single system. We also remember Ponti for the design of the 'Superleggera' chair in 1955 (produced by Cassina), made from an already existing and usually handcrafted object: the Chiavari Chair, improved in materials and performance. In spite of this, Ponti was to realise the Mathematics School in the University City of Rome in 1934 (one of the first works of Italian Rationalism) and in 1936 the first of the Montecatini office buildings in Milan. The latter, with its highly personal character, was influenced in its architectural details of refined elegance by the designer's vocation as a designer. In the 1950s, Ponti's style became more innovative and, while remaining classical in the second Montecatini office building (1951), was fully expressed in his most significant building: the Pirelli Skyscraper in Piazza Duca d'Aosta in Milan (1955-1958). The work was built around a central structure designed by Nervi and is the tallest reinforced concrete skyscraper in the world (127.1 metres). The building appears as a sleek and harmonious sheet of crystal, cutting through the architectural space of the sky, designed on a balanced curtain wall and whose long sides narrow into almost two vertical lines. This work even with its character of 'excellence' rightly belongs to the Modern Movement in Italy.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 31.5 in (80 cm)Width: 26.78 in (68 cm)Depth: 26.78 in (68 cm)Seat Height: 17.72 in (45 cm)
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  • Date of Manufacture:
    1949 ca
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  • Seller Location:
    bari, IT
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU4076335075622
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