Ponti 969

Designed by Gio Ponti in 1969 this is a chair in beech solid wood, available in natural beech finishing, stained walnut or white or black lacquer; curved plywood back and seat upholstered in leather, faux leather or fabric.

“The most resistant element is neither cement, nor wood, nor stone, nor steel, nor glass. The most resistant material in architecture is art.’’
(Gio Ponti)

This is a re-design of the chair with volute pattern presented in 1936 at the VI Triennale in Milan by Gio Ponti himself, who was not only a promoter of 20th century industrial design but also a great admirer of craftsmanship. This chair is a superb example of the classical aspiration of Ponti’s style, where a few single elements create a unique combination: the volute pattern of the backrest is a tribute to decoration that becomes a structural element, while the cross below the seat throws the symmetry off balance, creating a tension between expected and unexpected; lastly, the triangular prism-shaped legs are flared, tapering towards the ground and at the top towards the backrest. A style steeped in elegance and uniqueness.

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Width: 44 cm
Height: 84 cm
Depth: 47 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