Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 7

Gio Ponti Set of Five Model 602 Walnut and Velvet Dining Chairs for Cassina 1950

On Hold
$10,523.87per set

About

A beautiful set of Italian dining chairs Model 602 designed by Gio Ponti for Figli di Amedeo Cassina (Italy, 1950s). With a walnut frame they have been reupholstered with a new high quality cotton velvet fabric. Excellent condition. Dimensions: 53 x 44 x 86 cm [DxWxH] Condition: Excellent condition. New velvet upholstery Reference: Domus 06/51, n.259, ”Figli di Amedeo Cassina” Advertising.

Details

  • Creator
    Figli di Amadeo Cassina (Manufacturer),Gio Ponti (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 33.86 in. (86 cm)Width: 17.33 in. (44 cm)Depth: 20.87 in. (53 cm)Seat Height: 18.12 in. (46 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 5
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Refinished. Reupholstered.
  • Seller Location
    Chiavari, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU6764228747022

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping

    Ships From: Chiavari, Italy
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn More

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.

About the Seller
New to 1stDibs
5.0
Located in Chiavari, Italy
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 2022
1stDibs seller since 2022
5 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 2 hours
More From This Seller
  • Gio Ponti for Casa E Giardino 1938 - Set of 4 Chairs in Walnut and Velvet Fabric
    By Gio Ponti
    Located in Chiavari, Liguria
    Very rare set of four dining chairs designed in the 1938 by Gio Ponti and produced by Casa e Giardino, Italy. Classic elegance and modern essentiality are the main traits of the l...
    Category

    Vintage 1930s Chairs

    Materials

    Velvet, Walnut

  • Set of 8 Teak and Leather Tilting Dining Chairs, Denmark, 1960s
    Located in Chiavari, Liguria
    A very particular and beautiful set of eight dining chairs with tilting backrests and slanting legs. A perfect set if you are looking for chairs from the Mid-Century Modern period bu...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

    Materials

    Brass

  • Emanuele Rambaldi, 6 Dining Chairs Leggerissima Model, Figli Di Sanguineti, 1951
    By Figli Di Sanguineti, Emanuele Rambaldi
    Located in Chiavari, Liguria
    A very rare set of six dining chairs ''Leggerissima'' (ultralight) model designed by Emanuele Rambaldi and manufactured by Figli di Sanguineti G.B. Made of beech painted in a ros...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

    Materials

    Cane, Beech

  • Sanguineti set of 8 high back 'Coloniale' dining chairs - Chiavari, Italy 1960s
    By Figli Di Sanguineti
    Located in Chiavari, Liguria
    A fantastic set of rare ''Coloniale'' dining chairs made by ''Figli di Sanguineti'' in Chiavari during the 1960s. This model appeared in the Sanguineti catalogues in the early '60s a...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Italian American Colonial Dining Room Chairs

    Materials

    Cane, Beech

  • Emanuele Rambaldi, set of 8 'Ramba' dining chairs by Sanguineti Chiavari 1951
    By Figli Di Sanguineti, Emanuele Rambaldi
    Located in Chiavari, Liguria
    An unique set of eight Chiavari dining chair designed by Emanuele Rambaldi and produced by Figli di Sanguineti Colombo. Made in beech and cane the 'Ramba' model is the second attemp...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

    Materials

    Cane, Beech

  • Six brutalist dining chair in poplar and cane in the style of Charles Dudouyt
    Located in Chiavari, Liguria
    Directly from a Tuscan lodge these chairs have a massive presence due to their rustic, almost brutalist, craftsmanship and lines. Despite their dimensions you will be surprised - th...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Italian Brutalist Chairs

    Materials

    Cane, Poplar

You May Also Like

Rare Gio Ponti "602" Chair by Cassina, 1954
By Figli di Amadeo Cassina, Gio Ponti
Located in Rome, IT
A very rare Gio Ponti iconic chair, n. 602 by Cassina oak and re-upholstery in ivory cotton this model was manufactured by Cassina, Meda as a variation on Ponti's legendary "legger...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cotton, Oak

Set of 12 Gio Ponti Leggera Model 646 Dining Chairs for Cassina, Italy, 1950s
By Gio Ponti, Cassina
Located in London, GB
A wonderful set of twelve original, early Gio Ponti Leggera Model 646 dining chairs, Cassina, Italy, 1950s. In restored condition with new upholstery. All with maker’s label marked '...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Superleggera Chairs by Gio Ponti for Cassina, 1950S Set of 6
By Cassina, Gio Ponti
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 6 black wooden chairs, wicker seat. Wear due to time and age of the chairs, small marks on the corners (1950s, see pictures). Measures: Seat height 47cm.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Wicker

Gio Ponti 646 "Leggera" Dining Chairs for Cassina, 1952, Set of 8
By Gio Ponti, Cassina
Located in Lonigo, IT
Gio Ponti 646 "Leggera" dining chairs for Cassina, black ash-wood and rope seat, Italy, 1952, set of eight. Model 646 "Leggera" is an icon of chair design and of Cassina’s masterfu...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Rope, Ash

Gio Ponti Italian Midcentury Design Dining Chairs "Leggera" for Cassina 1950s
By Cassina, Gio Ponti
Located in Modena, IT
Set of six dining chairs model Leggera designed by Gio Ponti for Cassina, ash structure and seat in woven rope with manufacturer’s adhesive label, circa 1950s. Bibliography: Dom...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Rope, Ash

Set of Four Gio Ponti Black Laquered "Leggere" Chairs 646 by Cassina, 1952
By Figli di Amadeo Cassina, Gio Ponti
Located in Rome, IT
Four dining chairs designed by Gio Ponti and produced by F.gli Amedeo Cassina, 1952 provenience: Hotel in south Italy laquered in black newly reupholstered in grey cotton very...
Category

Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cotton, Ash

Gio Ponti Set of Five Dining Chairs in Wood and Skai Italian Manufacture 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Set of five dining chairs with structure in wood, seat and back upholstered with faux leather in a green shade and brass details, designed by Gio Ponti, Italian manufacture from the ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Dining Chairs by Gio Ponti for S.A.C. Chiavari, 1950s, Set of 6
By Chiavari, Gio Ponti
Located in Montelabbate, PU
Set of 6 Chiavarine by Gio Ponti restored to be upholstered in the 1950s, available with original back plate with manufacturer's label.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Rare Gio Ponti Model 110 Armchair, Cassina, Italy, 1950s
By Cassina, Gio Ponti
Located in London, GB
Rare Gio Ponti Model no. 110 armchair, Italy, 1950s. Manufactured by Figli di Amedeo Cassina, Meda, Italy. Walnut, fabric, brass feet.    UK customers please note: listed prices d...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Gio Ponti Set of Eight Leggera Chairs in Wood and Leather Cassina 1950 Italy
By Cassina, Gio Ponti
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Set of eight Leggera dining chairs with a wooden structure and seat upholstered in black leather, designed by Gio Ponti for Cassina, 1970s. Leggera is a simple chair, with a polite...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Trusted Global Delivery