Extremely Rare Gio Ponti Diamond Executive Dining Table Pirelli Tower, 1955-1956

Cod. 002104

Extremely Rare Gio Ponti Diamond Executive Dining Table Pirelli Tower, 1955-1956

Cod. 002104

Extremely Rare Gio Ponti Diamond Executive Dining Table Pirelli Tower, 1955-1956

Cod. 002104

Extremely Rare Gio Ponti Diamond Executive Dining Table Pirelli Tower, 1955-1956

Cod. 002104

Extremely Rare Gio Ponti Diamond Executive Dining Table Pirelli Tower, 1955-1956

Cod. 002104

Extremely Rare Gio Ponti Diamond Executive Dining Table Pirelli Tower, 1955-1956

Cod. 002104

Extremely Rare Gio Ponti Diamond Executive Dining Table Pirelli Tower, 1955-1956

Cod. 002104

Extremely Rare Gio Ponti Diamond Executive Dining Table Pirelli Tower, 1955-1956

Cod. 002104

Extremely Rare Gio Ponti Diamond Executive Dining Table Pirelli Tower, 1955-1956

Cod. 002104

Extremely Rare Gio Ponti Diamond Executive Dining Table Pirelli Tower, 1955-1956

Cod. 002104

Extremely Rare Gio Ponti Diamond Executive Dining Table Pirelli Tower, 1955-1956

Cod. 002104

Extremely Rare Gio Ponti Diamond Executive Dining Table Pirelli Tower, 1955-1956

Cod. 002104

Extremely Rare Gio Ponti Diamond Executive Dining Table Pirelli Tower, 1955-1956

Cod. 002104

Extremely Rare Gio Ponti Diamond Executive Dining Table Pirelli Tower, 1955-1956

Cod. 002104

Extremely Rare Gio Ponti Diamond Executive Dining Table Pirelli Tower, 1955-1956

Cod. 002104

Exagonal large dining table designed by Gio Ponti for executive office "Pirelli Tower", 1955-1956
manufactured by Rima Padova, Italy.
Extremely rare.
Walnut, steel and metal.
"Italian design masterpiece".
Very good original condition.
The original diamond shape conveniently allows the seat more than 10-12 people and ease the conversation between the people sitting.

Signed and engraved in the metal base "RIMA PADOVA ITALY".

Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Gio Ponti Archives.
Measures: H 74cm, 280 x 110 cm; height top: 4.5 cm.

Literature: Laura Falconi "GIO PONTI interni oggetti disegni 1920-1976" Electa Ed. Milano, 2004 pag 251.

Pirelli Tower, Grattacielo Pirelli, also called "Pirellone", is a 32-storey, 124 m skyscraper in Milan, Italy.
It was built from 1956 and 1961 on a project of Gio Ponti
In 1950, Alberto Pirelli, the president of the Pirelli Company, ordered that a skyscraper be built in the area where the corporation's first factory was located in the 19th century.
The project was developed by architect Gio Ponti, with the assistance of Pier Luigi Nervi
Characterized by a structural skeleton, curtain wall fa├žades and tapered sides, it was among the first skyscrapers to abandon the customary block form.
Until recently,it was the tallest building in Italy.
The architectural historian Hasan-Uddin Khan praised it as 'one of the most elegant tall buildings in the world' and as one of the 'few tall European buildings [that made] statements that added to the vocabulary of the skyscraper.
Pirelli building was the inspiration for the design of the Pan Am Building (now MetLife Building) in New York and Alpha Tower in Birmingham.
Construction of the tower began in 1956 when Italy was experiencing an economic boom.
The tower was to be surrounded by low lying buildings on a pentagonal plot of land.
Upon its completion in 1958, it became a symbol not only of Milan, but also of the national economic development "Italian economic miracle"

CREATOR: Gio Ponti (Designer), Rima Padova (Manufacturer)
OF THE PERIOD: Modern
PLACE OF ORIGIN: Italy
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1955-1956
PERIOD: 1950-1959
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Steel, Walnut
CONDITION: Good
WEAR: Wear consistent with age and use
DIMENSIONS: 29.13in. H x 110.24in. W x 43.31in. D 74cm H x 280cm W x 110cm D
DEALER LOCATION: Rome, IT
NUMBER OF ITEMS: 1

Price € 19000 Price €12000

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