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Pair of Gio Ponti Side Tables, circa 1950, Italy

 

Pair of Gio Ponti Side Tables.
Made with walnut.
Circa 1950, Italy.
Very Good Vintage Condition.
His parents were Enrico Ponti and Giovanna Rigone. In 1921 he married Giulia Vimercati and they had 4 children and 8 grandchildren.
He graduated in Architecture from the Regio Istituto Tecnico Superiore di Milano (now Milan Polytechnic) and in 1921 he opened a studio with Mino Fiocchi and Emilio Lancia. He made his debut as a designer in 1923 participating in the Monza Biennial of Decorative Arts.
From 1923 to 1930 he worked for the Richard Ginori ceramic factory.
A tireless researcher, he founded the magazine “Domus” in 1928 and which he would direct until his death.
From 1936 to 1961 he was a professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the Milan Polytechnic and in 1941 he founded the magazine “Estilo”, published until 1947.
In 1951 he joined forces with Alberto Rosselli and the engineer Antonio Fornaroli, with whom he formed the Ponti Fornaroli Rosselli (PFR) studio, active until 1976.

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