Ponti 940

Designed by Gio Ponti in 1940. Chair in beech available in natural beech finishing, stained walnut or white or black lacquer; seat upholstered in leather, faux leather or fabric.

“The past doesn’t exist, everything is simultaneous, in our culture only the present exists, where we represent the past and anticipate the future.”
(Gio Ponti)

Designed by Gio Ponti in 1940, this chair expresses the new modernist tensions of the age. In the ‘30s the author’s style is still deeply influenced by classicism, but Ponti 940, the last version of a model already presented in 1933, marks a leap forward: the flared legs and the rounded back and seat recall classic harmonies, contained by clean-cut essential lines that make no concessions to decoration. Distinguishing features are the rear groove on the structure, which gives the legs a unique contact with the ground, tapering upwards towards the backrest. Classic elegance and modern essentiality. Ponti 940 has been in the BBB Icon Chairs collection since 2015, celebrated as a timeless icon of Italian design, and comes with original revisited finishes.


W 45 cm
D 51 cm
H 85 cm

Wood finishings

Solid wood finished with oil / hardwax / transparent matt varnish.

Matt varnish and lacquer

Matt varnish and lacquer (the asterisk indicates the special colours):

9003 White
9005 Black
1191 Turquoise*
6025 Green*
3011 Burgundy*
3015 Pink*
1023 Yellow*
5024 Sky-blue*
2001 Orange*
3020 Red*
7030 Dove-gray*
8001 Sand*

Stain colours:

1023 Yellow
3020 Red
5000 Blue
7006 Moka