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Gio Ponti Diamond Dining Table from the San Fr. al Fopponino Church, Milano 1961

25% Off Original Price: $ 14,800
Sale Price: $ 11,100
  • Description
    Exceptional Gio Ponti big dining table 1961-1964
    big diamond dining table from the Church San Francesco al Fopponino
    Via Paolo Giovio Milan 1961-64
    likely an "altar"
    Unique piece
    Elliptical hexagonal form of the top from the architectural plan design of the church
    Diamond cut for the eges
    Six brass adjustable feet
    italian walnut, brass and burnished iron
    Measures: h. 78 cm -252cm x 100 cm
    Sold with certificate of GIO PONTI ARCHIVES
    The church of San Francesco in Fopponino in Milan is considered the best work of a church by GIO PONTI.
    At the beginning he designed 6 altars for each chapels but after the change of the Concilio Ecumenico Vaticano II was decided to have only one big altar for the centrality of the eucharist.
    The church was opened in 1964 at the presence of Cardinale Montini ( future Pope Paolo VI).
    This altar was preserved for 50 years in the house of the parish priest of the church.
    Literature: "PRINCIPIO DI UNA STORIA" –SERGIO DELL'ORTO-Milano 2004 ed.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Certificate of Authenticity
    Notes: certificate from Gio Ponti Archives
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: italian walnut, brass and burnished iron
    Condition: Good. light stain on the top ( see photo)
    Creation Date: 1961
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Book References: Literature: "PRINCIPIO DI UNA STORIA" –SERGIO DELL'ORTO-Milano 2004 ed.
    Article References: Sold with certificate of GIO PONTI ARCHIVES
    Dealer Reference #: 00266 CG
    Incollect Reference #: 140028
  • Dimensions
    W. 99.21 in; H. 30.71 in; D. 39.37 in;
    W. 252 cm; H. 78 cm; D. 100 cm;
Message from Seller:

Lorenzo Ciompi is a private collector with a wide experience in Italian design achieved starting from the beginning of the 90's. His collection includes famous items designed by Gio Ponti as well as other well-known Italian designers such as Ico Pairisi, Osvaldo Borsani, Carlo De Carli , Carlo Mollino, Melchiorre Bega, Joe Colombo. A lot of furniture items projected by these designers were published on important magazines such as AD, The World Interiors, Elle, Domus.

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