Gio Ponti (Italian, 1891-1979) for Cassina
Rare Pair of ‘Distex’ Lounge Chairs Model 807
Italy, circa 1954
Gio Ponti (Italian, 1891-1979) for Cassina
Rare Pair of ‘Distex’ Lounge Chairs Model 807
Italy, circa 1954
31 ½ h x 30 w x 41 d x 15 3⁄4 seat h in (80 x 76.2 x 104.1 x 40 cm)

Gio Ponti for Cassina rare pair of Distex lounge chairs model 807 with upholstered back, seat and arms, and walnut legs. The Distex model armchair with its beautiful ergonomic design and dynamic sculptural lines was first presented at the X Triennale in Milan in 1954. These sculptural armchairs are an iconic Ponti design which captures Ponti’s radical modernist vision of postwar Italian design. Fully restored and newly reupholstered in a luxurious Holland & Sherry pale gray wool velvet mohair.

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Ugo La Pietra, ed., Gio Ponti: L’arte si innamora dell’industria, New York, 2009, p. 226, figs. 466-67, p. 227, fig. 469, p. 232, fig. 487

Lisa Licitra Ponti, Gio Ponti: The Complete Works 1923-1978, London, 1990, p. 160

Laura Falconi, Gio Ponti: Interiors, Objects, Drawings, 1920-1976, Milan, 2004, p. 172

Domus, no. 293, April 1954, front cover; no. 308, July 1955, p. 64; ‘Accanto all’architettura’, no. 312, November 1955, p. 20; ‘Una porta, e nuovi mobili’, no. 321, August 1956, p. 23

R. Aloi, L’ Arredamento Moderno, sesta serie, Milan, 1955, fig. 283

Price: $42,000
Item #: PON109
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