Giovanni “Gio” Ponti, (Milan, November 18, 1891 - Milan, September 16, 1979), is one of the Italian masters of architecture. He was also a designer and essayist and one of the most important of the twentieth century.
Other than the great architectural works which carry his unmistakable signature, he created a vast amount of work in the furniture sector. This is demonstrated in his three Milanese houses which were fully furnished in the "Ponti" style. The houses in via Randaccio, 1925, Casa Laporte in via Brin, 1926 and the last in via Dezza, in 1957 is an "expression" of his home design ideas. Gio Ponti was an Italian promoter of industrial design and introduced the idea of interior furnishing ranges produced as being a "sophisticated," economic, "democratic" and modern.
Molteni&C managed a reissuing project of furniture and furnishings designed by Gio Ponti for products for these private homes and limited editions. After a long journey of research, selection and study of prototypes, the collection was exhibited at the Salone del Mobile 2012. This was thanks to the cooperation and the exclusively signed agreement of the Ponti heirs and the artistic director of Cerri & Associati Studio.
- Materials & Finishes
Aesthetic structure in solid american walnut; solid wood seat with elastic bands and filler in multi-density polyurethane.
Contoured backrest made from metal crosspieces and injection moulded polyurethane filler.
Brass ferrules; floor slides in non-slip plastic.
EXTERNAL REMOVABLE SLIPCOVERS
Product with completely removable cover, for both fabric and leather versions.
- Fabric care
- Do not bleach
- Do not wash in water
- Do not Iron
- Dry clean choosing low mechanical action
- Do not dry in tumble driers
W 27 1/2” D 29 1/8” H 29 1/2”
- Product maintenance
MAINTENANCE OF METAL PARTS
In order to maintain the aesthetic characteristics of these finishes over time and avoid rust, regular, methodical and meticulous cleaning is necessary. For everyday maintenance, dust with a soft dry cloth. For greasy oily marks (fingerprints) we advise cleaning the surfaces with normal liquid detergents for glass. Products containing solvents and/or alcohol and hard fibre cloths (linen and synthetics) should be avoided, as they could ruin and/or scratch surfaces. Require monthly maintenance with specific metal cleaning/polishing products.
MAINTENANCE OF WOODEN PARTS
For everyday maintenance dust with a soft dry cloth. For greasy, oily marks (fingerprints) we advise cleaning the surface with alcohol diluted in water, drying immediately with a soft cloth. Products containing acetone, bleach and solvents should be avoided, as should abrasive products, furniture wax and hard fibre cloths (linen and synthetics) which could ruin and/or scratch surfaces. All these operations should be carried out with great care, avoiding heavy pressure. Exposure to direct sunlight can alter the wood colour.
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Linen Wear WF181
Linen is one of the most ancient and noble fibres used by man in clothing and furnishing. This fabric offers sobre, contemporary fabrics which are at the same time ancient. One of its main characteristics is its resistance through time. Linen becomes sophisticated when it takes on that particular “crumpled” look which gives it a nonchalant feeling of being “lived”.