Gio Ponti and Cristina Longo laquered white headboards, pair

Cod. 00603

Gio Ponti and Cristina Longo laquered white headboards, pair


Italy, 1955/2005
white lacquered Italian walnut, aluminum, plastic
117 w x 16.5 d x 31.5 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, Florence
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, pg. 365

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