Rare lounge chairs, pairCassina
Italy, c. 1948
upholstery, stained beech
30 w x 42 d x 35 h in (76 x 107 x 89 cm)
Sold with a certificate of expertise from the Gio Ponti Archives.provenance: Private Collection, Italy
literature: Gio Ponti: Interior, Objects, Drawings, 1920-1976, Falconi, pg. 160
The present lot was commissioned for a private apartment and displays design details from several more well-known Ponti lounge chairs produced subsequent to this model, including the Distex lounge chair, 1953, a lounge chair for Singer & Sons, 1952, and a wingback armchair created for the XI Triennale, 1954. Few examples of this rare chair design are known.