Pair of Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 11 images

Pair of Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs


A very rare pair of armchairs in oak by Gio Ponti retaining the original Cassina label. The chairs are a variation on model #811 and were designed in 1957. Each can be adjusted to five different reclining positions. The linen cushions are held onto the frame by Pirelli straps.


  • Date of Manufacture
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
  • Dimensions
    H 34 in. x W 26.5 in. x D 36 in.H 86.36 cm x W 67.31 cm x D 91.44 cm
  • Seller Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Seller Reference Number
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
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
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 14 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
Platinum Seller
1stdibs seller since 2011
Located in San Francisco, CA
20th Century Specialists
More From This Seller
Hans Wegner, Pair of Shell Lounge Chairs

Hans Wegner, Pair of Shell Lounge Chairs

By Hans Wegner Fritz Hansen
Price Upon Request
Hans Wegner, Pair of Shell Lounge Chairs
Hans Wegner Fritz Hansen
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Maple, Teak
A shell lounge chair by Hans Wegner. Features an oversized, laminated teak back and a maple frame with tapered legs. Retains original label.
Pair of Lounge Chairs by Joaquim Tenreiro

Pair of Lounge Chairs by Joaquim Tenreiro

By Joaquim Tenreiro
Price Upon Request
Pair of Lounge Chairs by Joaquim Tenreiro
Joaquim Tenreiro
Vintage 1950s Brazilian Chairs
Faux Leather, Jacaranda
A pair of chairs in Jacaranda and upholstered in black faux leather, made in Brazil, circa 1950 by Joaquim Tenreiro. A total of four chairs are available.
Lounge Chair by Richard Artschwager

Lounge Chair by Richard Artschwager

By Richard Artschwager
Price Upon Request
Lounge Chair by Richard Artschwager
Richard Artschwager
20th Century American Chairs
Cowhide, Oak
A limited edition chair by Richard Artschwager in oak with cowhide seat and headrest and a painted steel support on the backside. Richard Artschwager, 1923-2013, is a renowned artis...
Pierre Chapo "Dromadaire" Lounge Chair

Pierre Chapo "Dromadaire" Lounge Chair

By Pierre Chapo
Price Upon Request
Pierre Chapo "Dromadaire" Lounge Chair
Pierre Chapo
Vintage 1970s French Lounge Chairs
Leather, Elm
A rare Pierre Chapo model S46 lounge chair in elm wood with a brown leather seat and backrest. This chair is from Chapo's chlacc series. The seat can be folded upwards and depending ...
You May Also Like
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...
Gio Ponti Model 803 Mid-Century Italian Lounge Chair
Gio Ponti Model 803 Mid-Century Italian Lounge ...
Cassina, Gio Ponti
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Wool, Walnut
Gio Ponti lounge chair for Cassina, model 803, circa 1954. Finely reupholstered in a vintage teal wool fabric. Fabric sample available upon request.
Pair of "Pontiponti" Chairs by Gio Ponti for Pallucco
Pair of "Pontiponti" Chairs by Gio Ponti for Pa...
Gio Ponti, Paolo Pallucco
Vintage 1980s Italian Chairs
Rare set of two "Pontiponti" chairs by Gio Ponti for Pallucco.
Pair Gio Ponti Style Lounge Chairs
Pair Gio Ponti Style Lounge Chairs
Gio Ponti
Vintage 1950s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
This pair of Mid-Century modern lounge chairs features the unique design style of Gio Ponti. Two-tone upholstery and curved back and armrests make these a stylish and comfortable sel...
Gio Ponti Style Lounge Chairs
Gio Ponti Style Lounge Chairs
Gio Ponti
20th Century Modern Lounge Chairs
This sleek and stylish pair of Italian modern lounge chairs feature tapered aluminium legs with unique two-tone upholstered. Plush tufted fabric features funky tiger print trim, whil...
Pair of Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs 'B' 'New Upholstery'
Pair of Gio Ponti Lounge Chairs 'B' 'New Uphols...
Gio Ponti, Gio Ponti, Guglielmo Veronesi
Vintage 1940s German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
A pair of lounge chairs designed by Gio Ponti. Its sensual curves and the elegantly tapered legs give the chairs a sculptural and modern look and feel. These sumptuous lounge chairs ...
Pair of Lounge Chairs in the Style of Gio Ponti
Pair of Lounge Chairs in the Style of Gio Ponti
Gio Ponti
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Wood
Cool lounge chairs, covered in fabric with a black wooden base.
Italian Gio Ponti Style Lounge Chair

Italian Gio Ponti Style Lounge Chair

$1,600 Sale Price
55% Off
Italian Gio Ponti Style Lounge Chair
Gio Ponti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
A 1950 Italian sculpted Lounge chair in the style of Gio Ponti. This is a full size chair at 32 W x 34 D x 37 H with a seat height of 18 inches. Feather cushion seat with an addition...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries