Gio Ponti’s Molteni Chair

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Product: Gio Ponti’s Molteni Chair
Designer: Gio Ponti
Retailer: Hub
brand: Molteni
  • Brand : Molteni
  • Designer : Gio Ponti
  • Year : 1934
  • Origin : Italy
  • Category : Seating
  • Type : Armchairs
  • Materials : Upholstered, Brass

A chair designed in 1934 for Rubelli. Built with a brass frame upholstered in bi-colour white/blue leather or Punteggiato velvet in the colour china blue. Molteni & C renews it’s focus on the masters of architecture and design with a project aimed at recreating furniture and furnishings designed by Gio Ponti. Gio Ponti (18 November 1891, Milan 16 September 1979, Milan) was one of the most important Italian architects, industrial designers, furniture designers, artists, and publishers of the twentieth century. From 1923 to 1927, in these years he was influenced by and associated with the Milanese neo-classical Novecento Italian movement. Ponti in 1950 won the commission to design the 32-story Pirelli Tower in collaboration with Pier Lugi Nurvi and Arturo Danusso. This was the second skyscraper built in Milan, and likely the climax of Ponti’s entire career. Throughout his life-time Gio Ponti designed furniture for his projects including the Montecatini chair in 1935 and the furnishings for the Ponti House on via Dezza. He was an architect, industrial designer, painter, teacher at the Politecnico, author and founder of the magazine Domus in 1928. After a long research and study regarding the prototypes and thanks to the sole-right agreement signed with Ponti’s heirs, the collection Molteni & C, produced under the art direction of Studio Cerri & Associate, includes furnishings and furniture produced for private homes or for small series in the Fifties and in 1935 for the Montecatini chair.