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Writing Desk


A Mid-Century writing desk. Mahogany and beech wood with three draws and lift up hinged top. Attributed to Gio Ponti.

Dimension: H 78cm W 120cm D 69cm

Origin: Italian

Date: 1950

Item Number: 0202245

Gio Ponti (1891-1979) was an influential Italian architect, designer, and visionary who left an enduring mark on 20th-century design and architecture. Born in Milan, Italy, Ponti's career spanned nearly seven decades, during which he became a leading figure in the modern design movement.

Ponti's educational background in architecture from the Politecnico di Milano provided him with a solid foundation for his future endeavours. He rose to prominence as the founder and editor of the design magazine "Domus" in 1928, using it as a platform to champion modernist design ideas and emerging talents. As an architect, Ponti is renowned for iconic structures like the Pirelli Tower, a symbol of Italian modernism. His designs were characterised by their innovative aesthetics, functionality, and seamless integration with their environments.

In the realm of furniture and product design, Ponti created timeless classics such as the Superleggera chair and the La Pavoni espresso machine. His collaborations with artisans and fellow designers showcased his ability to blend traditional craftsmanship with modern design sensibilities. Gio Ponti's legacy endures through his contributions to architecture, interior design, and industrial design. His innovative spirit, commitment to aesthetics, and emphasis on functionality continue to inspire designers and enrich the world of design. His work remains a testament to his enduring influence on the field of design.

All of our furniture is extensively polished and restored where necessary to the highest standards.

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