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5856 N Broadway Chicago, IL 60660 , United States Call Seller 773.654.1562


Rare Pair of Distex Lounge Chairs by Gio Ponti

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  • Description
    Designer: Gio Ponti
    Italy - Circa 1950s
    Dimensions: 32.5" H x 32" W x 40" D Seat 15" H
    Condition: Newly upholstered.

    A rare pair of iconic Distex lounge chairs by Gio Ponti for Cassina, Italy circa 1950s. Model 807 designed in 1953. The Distex model armchair with its beautiful ergonomic design and dynamic sculptural lines was first presented at the X Triennale in Milan in 1954. The Distex chair encapsulates the radical vision of Ponti’s postwar design aesthetic. These chairs are fully restored and newly upholstered in a plush durable 100% wool velvet fabric. The fabric chosen is in hommage to Ponti's iconic two tone color combinations. Upholstered in a sophisticated muted blue-green wool velvet on the seat and back and an off white colored wool velvet on the arms. Tight seat and back with new foam throughout. The solid beech legs have been refinished in a dark stain. Photos of the interior structure showing the age of the chairs prior to upholstery are available upon request.

    Fabric: 100% Wool. 250,000 Cycles, Martindale
    A fabric swatch is available.
    (Note: The fabric color shifts to more blue or to more green in different lighting.)
  • More Information
    Documentation: Ample Provenance
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Stained Beech Wood, Fabric, Wool Velvet, Upholstery
    Condition: Good. Newly upholstered with new foam throughout. A fabric swatch is available. Wood legs have been refinished in a dark stain.
    Creation Date: Circa 1950s
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Collectible Design, Mid Century
    Incollect Reference #: 624547
  • Dimensions
    W. 32 in; H. 32.5 in; D. 40 in;
    W. 81.28 cm; H. 82.55 cm; D. 101.6 cm;
    Seat H. 15 in;
    Seat H. 38.1 cm;
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