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Gio Ponti Three Drawers Green Cabinet from Hotel Parco dei Principi, Rome, 1964



Gio Ponti cabinet from Hotel Parco dei Principi, Rome, 1964 Important cabinet by Gio Ponti produced for Hotel Parco dei Principi in Rome, 1964 Chest of drawers produced by Giordano Chiesa Three drawers chestnut wood Formica brass plastic inscribed to reverse in blue crayon 33 ( room?) good condition some small signs in the wood of front drawers due to probably exposure to rainwater, one sign on the green formica Provenance: Hotel Parco dei Principi, Rome private collection Measures: 110 x 53 cm, H 90cm some original parts, very worn by use over the years, have been replaced over time by the Hotel of origin. The top and the drawers in ant have been replaced with original ant. Available certificate of origin with original invoice of the Hotel Parco dei Principi. Literature: Gio Ponti: L'Arte Si Innamora Dell'Industria, La Pietra, pg. 373 -Fabrizio Mautone Gio Ponti La committenza Fernandes, Electa Napoli 2009 Exhibition ( for a similar lot of the same provenience): -CENTOVENTI Gio Ponti designer senza Tempo Parma - 26 February - 6 march 2011 -GIO PONTIDESIGN made in Italy: arredi d'albergo degli anno 50' e 60' Parma - MERCANTINFIERA - 24 September - 2 October 2005 -Gio Ponti A WORLD OF DESIGN ROTTERDAM - NAI MUSEUM - 19 October 2002 - 15 January 2003 (an item of this collection) - CAMERE D'ARTISTA Italian design 1930-1960 Villa Bertelli Forte dei Marmi ,Lucca Italy 24 july-14 sept. 2014.


  • Creator
    Giordano Chiesa (Cabinetmaker),Gio Ponti (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 35.44 in. (90 cm)Width: 43.31 in. (110 cm)Depth: 20.87 in. (53 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Refinished. Repaired: the left side of the cabinet was repaired in the 2010 for bad conditions. Replacements made: the ant of the top and of the drawers was replaced by the Hotel during the use. Probably in the 80'. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Seller Location
    Rome, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU950025083892

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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.
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