Beautiful pair of 1958 Gio Ponti "Ninfea Pieghevole" folding lounge chairs finished in italian walnut with the original red fabric. This pair come with a hand signed certificate from Salvatore Licitra, grandson of Gio Ponti and chairman of the Gio Ponti archive in Milan.
This design is documented at the Gio Ponti archive in Milan and was published in the italian "Novita" design publication in May 1958 where it also declares the designer as Gio Ponti (please see image 2). We also have an original photo of Gio Ponti's grandson Salvatore Licitra sitting in a pair of these chair in green fabric which we sold several years ago.
Artbrokerdesign was the first to discover this design was by Gio Ponti and had it archived at the Gio Ponti archive in Milan.
Brevetti Reguitti produced this design with three upholstery options, a leather sling seat, in fabric or in wicker.
Each chair is signed with original factory impressed marks "Brevetti Reguitti Made in Italy." (please see image 6).
"Novita," May 1958, unpaginated (please see image 2).
"Il Mobile Italiano Degli Anni '40 e '50" de Guttry and Maino, pg. 46.