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Gio Ponti

Desk from the Series “Mobili per Ufficio”, 1956

Metal tubes and plaques and sheet iron
30 1/10 × 66 7/10 × 31 1/2 in
76.5 × 169.5 × 80 cm
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Galleria Rossella Colombari
Milan
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The structure is composed of two stems which support the top, a rotating shelf for the phone and …

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The structure is composed of two stems which support the top, a rotating shelf for the phone and typewriter, and one drawer. The top is made of plywood covered with plastic laminate and a polished brass profile.

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Design/Decorative Art
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Grima
Gio Ponti
Italian, 1891–1979
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It takes a native son to build something as iconic as the Pirelli Tower, Gio Ponti’s 1960 masterpiece that soars over Milan. In 1928, the prolific architect and designer founded Domus, the influential design magazine to which he would contribute for the rest of his life. Along with building projects like the elegant Villa Planchart in Caracas, Ponti designed a number of now-iconic products, including the lightweight Superleggera chair and the curvy La Pavoni coffee machine of 1948. He was an enthusiastic leader of the post-war reconstruction, and a major influence on younger designers including Alessandro Mendini and Ettore Sottsass. In 2011, his prolific and wide-ranging career was the subject of the exhibition “Expressions of Gio Ponti” at the Triennale Museum in Milan. "Love architecture, be it ancient or modern,” Ponti said. “Love it for its fantastic, adventurous and solemn creations; for its inventions; for the abstract, allusive and figurative forms that enchant our spirit and enrapture our thoughts. Love architecture, the stage and support of our lives."

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Galleria Rossella Colombari
Milan
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The structure is composed of two stems which support the top, a rotating shelf for the phone and …

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The structure is composed of two stems which support the top, a rotating shelf for the phone and typewriter, and one drawer. The top is made of plywood covered with plastic laminate and a polished brass profile.

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Manufacturer
Grima
Gio Ponti
Italian, 1891–1979
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It takes a native son to build something as iconic as the Pirelli Tower, Gio Ponti’s 1960 masterpiece that soars over Milan. In 1928, the prolific architect and designer founded Domus, the influential design magazine to which he would contribute for the rest of his life. Along with building projects like the elegant Villa Planchart in Caracas, Ponti designed a number of now-iconic products, including the lightweight Superleggera chair and the curvy La Pavoni coffee machine of 1948. He was an enthusiastic leader of the post-war reconstruction, and a major influence on younger designers including Alessandro Mendini and Ettore Sottsass. In 2011, his prolific and wide-ranging career was the subject of the exhibition “Expressions of Gio Ponti” at the Triennale Museum in Milan. "Love architecture, be it ancient or modern,” Ponti said. “Love it for its fantastic, adventurous and solemn creations; for its inventions; for the abstract, allusive and figurative forms that enchant our spirit and enrapture our thoughts. Love architecture, the stage and support of our lives."

Gio Ponti

Desk from the Series “Mobili per Ufficio”, 1956

Metal tubes and plaques and sheet iron
30 1/10 × 66 7/10 × 31 1/2 in
76.5 × 169.5 × 80 cm
Sold
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