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Gio Ponti, 1953/1957 - 2015

Armchair designed in 1954 tor one of Gio Ponti's fa­vourite projects - the Planchart couple's villa in Cara­cas, Venezuela. The armchair, like a cosy shell, has a rigid polyurethane body, a soft polyurethane counter body and a seat cushion.

Design Gio Ponti, 1953/1957 - 2015

“I dedicateci myself to designing Villa Planchart. I could fully implement my architectural approach, in­side and out”

(Gio Ponti)

Villa Planchart, Caracas

The armchair, on the other hand, was designed for one of the projects closest to Gio Ponti’s heart, the villa of the Planchart collectors in Caracas (1953-57). It is part of the Gio Ponti Collection, which was curated by Molteni&C under the artistic direction of Studio Cerri & Associati.


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

“[...] The majority of the objects in our lives are created and characterised by industry [...]”

Gio Ponti