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Gio Ponti, 1951 - 2017

Passionate about naval decoration, Gio Ponti gained direct experience in four ocean liners and two cruise ships that were renovated or built from scratch after the war, between 1949 and 1951: Conte Grande, Africa, Oceania, Conte Biancamano, Andrea Doria and Giulio Cesare. Ponti designed this armchair with slight mo­difications for the ships. With its wrap-around frame and comfortable armre­sts. D.151.4 had solid wood feet and brass ferrules.

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Gio Ponti

Giovanni “Gio” Ponti, (Milan, November 18, 1891 - Milan, September 16, 1979), is one of the Italian masters of architecture. He was also a designer and essayist and one of the most important of the twentieth century.
Other than the great architectural works which carry his unmistakable signature, he created a vast amount of work in the furniture sector. This is demonstrated in his three Milanese houses which were fully furnished in the "Ponti" style. The houses in via Randaccio, 1925, Casa Laporte in via Brin, 1926 and the last in via Dezza, in 1957 is an "expression" of his home design ideas.

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Gio Ponti

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Gio Ponti