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Art Deco Dry Bar Cabinet by Meroni & Fossati Gio Ponti attributed, Briar of Elm



Small cabinet buffet, dry bar, Art Deco period 1940 , Gio Ponti attributed per Meroni & Fossati, veneered in briar of elm with interior in mahogany . Original handless of the period. Two artistics prints by Piero Fornasetti, on the doors, protected by glass. Measures cm: H 73, W 77, D 36 (internal compartment H 33). About Gio Ponti Giovanni “Gio” Ponti (born November 18, 1891, Milan, Italy–died September 16, 1979, Milan, Italy) was one of the most influential Italian architects, industrial designers, furniture designers, artists, and publishers of the 20th century. He is considered the father of modern Italian design and is associated with the development of modern architecture in Italy. Throughout his long creative career, which spanned more than six decades, Gio Ponti created numerous furniture, decorative art, and industrial product designs using artisanal and modern production techniques, in addition to creating important works of architecture in Italy and abroad. About Meroni & Fossati A. Meroni & R. Fossati - founded in 1870, it was one of the oldest and most important furniture factories in Lissone, a small town in Brianza specialized in the furniture industry. In 1895 Meroni & Fossati reached an international connotation by opening a branch in Paris, a factory in Clamart and sales points in Rome, Milan, Varese, Paris and Vienna; warehouses in Constantinople, Amsterdam, Brussels, Zurich, London, Alexandria and in various cities of Italy. The most important Italian designers, including Gio Ponti and Emilio Lancia, Guglielmo Urlich, have used Meroni & Fossati for the production of furniture, bringing considerable fame to this industry About Piero Fornasetti (designer and decorator (1913 - 1988) Piero Fornasetti was born in Milan in a bourgeoisie family, in 1913. Painter, sculptor, interior decorator, printer of art books, designer and creator of objects, sets and costumes, organizer of exhibitions and initiatives. Born in a family of Milanese bourgeoisie. In 1930 he entered the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, but was expelled for insubordination. He enrolled at the School of Applied Arts Industry of the Castello Sforzesco in Milan. He has created one of the largest productions of objects and furniture of the twentieth century with great variety of decors. The lesson of Fornasetti's work lies in its rigor, combined with great imagination and a thin vein of humor. In 1933 Fornasetti begins attendance at the Milan Triennale, with a series of printed silk scarves. In 1940 (VII Triennale) met Gio Ponti is born with a time of collaboration. Publish their works on the design and architecture magazine Domus and Stile. 1940 to '42 draws lunar commissioned by Gio Ponti himself. From 1943 to 1946 he took refuge in Switzerland where he made posters and lithographs for theatrical events and magazines. In 1970 he directs, along with friends, of Bibliophiles gallery, where he exhibited both its production and that of contemporary artists. After the death of Gio Ponti (in 1979), he opened the shop "Theme and Variations" in London, which creates interest in their work abroad where it was already known. After the death of Piero, in October 1988, his son Barnaba Fornasetti continues part of the father.


  • Attributed to
    Gio Ponti (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.2 in (74.17 cm)Width: 30.8 in (78.24 cm)Depth: 14.4 in (36.58 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
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  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Vigonza, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: FS431stDibs: LU249536980243

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