London, South Kensington
28 October 2014
GIO PONTI (1891-1979)
A SET OF TWELVE 'LEGGERA' CHAIRS, DESIGNED CIRCA 1965
produced by Cassina, for the Hotel Parco dei Principi, Italy, ebonised wood and Alcantara
33 ¼ in. (84.5 cm.) high; 17 in. (43 cm.) wide; 17 ¼ in. (43.5 cm.) deep
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Similar example illustrated:
L. Licitra Ponti, Gio Ponti, The Complete Work 1923-1978, London, 1990, p. 170;
U. La Pietra, Gio Ponti, Milan, 1995, p. 204.
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