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Rare Pair of Distex Lounge Chairs Model 807 by Gio Ponti

Documentation Ample Provenance
Origin Italy
Period 1950-1979
Materials wool velvet mohair and walnut
Dimensions
W. 30 in; H. 31.5 in; D. 41 in;
W. 76.2 cm; H. 80.01 cm; D. 104.14 cm;
Condition Good. Fully restored and newly reupholstered
Creation Date 1950s
Description Gio Ponti for Cassina rare pair of Distex lounge chairs model 807 with gray velvet upholstered back, seat and arms, and walnut legs. Fully restored and newly reupholstered in a luxurious Holland & Sherry Rambouillet Platinum or pale gray wool velvet mohair.

The Distex model armchair with its beautiful ergonomic design and dynamic sculptural lines was first presented at the X Triennale in Milan in 1954. These sculptural armchairs are an iconic Ponti design which captures Ponti's radical modernist vision of postwar Italian design.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
200 Lex Booth Number 47
Book References Ugo La Pietra, ed., Gio Ponti: L’arte si innamora dell’industria, New York, 2009, p. 226, figs. 466-67, p. 227, fig. 469, p. 232, fig. 487 Lisa Licitra Ponti, Gio Ponti: The Complete Works 1923-1978, London, 1990, p. 160
Article References Domus, no. 293, April 1954, front cover; no. 308, July 1955, p. 64; 'Accanto all'architettura', no. 312, November 1955, p. 20; 'Una porta, e nuovi mobili', no. 321, August 1956, p. 23
Dealer Reference Number PON109
Incollect Reference Number 458437
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