Gio Ponti and Cristina Longo laquered red desk

Cod. 00206

Gio Ponti and Cristina Longo laquered red desk

Cod. 00206

Gio Ponti and Cristina Longo laquered red desk

Cod. 00206

Giordano Chiesa
Italy, 1955/2011
red lacquered Italian walnut, brass, two drawers
36.75 w x 18 d x 30.5 h inches

Sold with a copy of a letter of authentication from Lisa Licitra Ponti.

Architect Cristina Longo appropriated mid-century forms by Gio Ponti for a series of interiors she completed in the 2000s.
The original furnishings by Ponti were created for the Royal Hotel in Napoli in the early 1950s.
Longo stripped these classic forms down to their essential shapes and gave each a fresh coat of lacquer - white for a home in Florence, red for a home in Rome and stripes for a residence in Paris.
The resulting interiors were minimalist in design but also rich and elegant in content.

Provenance: Royal Hotel, Naples | Private collection, Rome
Exhibited: Centoventi Gio Ponti: Designer Senza Tempo, 26 February - 6 March 2011, Mercanteinfiera, Parma
Literature: Gio Ponti: L'Arte Si Innamora Dell'Industria, La Pietra, ppg. 365, 367

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