Pair of Wall Lights by Gio Ponti for Augustus Transatlantic Ocean Liner, 1950

Cod. 00418

Pair of Wall Lights by Gio Ponti for Augustus Transatlantic Ocean Liner, 1950

Cod. 00418

Pair of Wall Lights by Gio Ponti for Augustus Transatlantic Ocean Liner, 1950

Cod. 00418

Pair of Wall Lights by Gio Ponti for Augustus Transatlantic Ocean Liner, 1950

Cod. 00418

Pair of Wall Lights by Gio Ponti for Augustus Transatlantic Ocean Liner, 1950

Cod. 00418

Pair of Wall Lights by Gio Ponti for Augustus Transatlantic Ocean Liner, 1950

Cod. 00418

Pair of Wall Lights by Gio Ponti for Augustus Transatlantic Ocean Liner, 1950

Cod. 00418

Pair of Wall Lights by Gio Ponti for Augustus Transatlantic Ocean Liner, 1950

Cod. 00418

pair of wall lights Augustus transatlantic ocean liner 1950
designed for the smoking room of the Augustus
attribution of Gio Ponti works

perforated brass, glass, brass, painted aluminium
Measures: cm 58 x 38 x 11

Augustus was at the time of her building, the epitome of a modern Italian ocean liner, with a futuristic and sleek exterior styling that was far ahead of its time. Internally, the ship featured Mid-Century artwork, furniture and fittings by some of Italy's finest artists, artisans and designers, employing a roster of names that included: Gio Ponti( designer),Gustavo Pulitzer-Finale (a rival and contemporary of Gio Ponti), Ugo Carra (top designer), Tranquilio Marangoni (artist), Carlo Sbisa (ceramist), Arte Luce (lighting) and Cassina (renowned Italian furniture maker), among others. She and her sister Giulio Cesare (scrapped in 1973) were the pair of ships built just prior to the Andrea Doria (sank in a collision off Nantucket in 1956) and Cristoforo Colombo (eventually scrapped), considered by many to be among the most beautiful ships ever built. Much of the latter two ships' architecture and styling was a development of the prior twins.' For several years after the loss of the Doria, Augustus And Giulio Cesare were diverted from their Italy to South America service to the North Atlantic run

CREATOR: Gio Ponti (Designer)
IN THE STYLE OF: Modern
COUNTRY: Italy
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1952
MATERIALS: perforated brass, glass, brass, painted aluminium
CONDITION: Good
WEAR: Wear consistent with age and use
HEIGHT: 22.83 in. (58 cm)
WIDTH: 14.96 in. (38 cm)
DEPTH: 4.33 in. (11 cm)
DEALER LOCATION: Rome, Italy
NUMBER OF ITEMS: 2

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