Giovanni “Gio” Ponti, (Milan, November 18, 1891 – Milan, September 16, 1979), is one of the Italian masters of architecture. He was also a designer and essayist and one of the most important of the twentieth century. Other than the great architectural works which carry his unmistakable signature, he created a vast amount of work in the furniture sector. This is demonstrated in his three Milanese houses which were fully furnished in the “Ponti” style. The houses in via Randaccio, 1925, Casa Laporte in via Brin, 1926 and the last in via Dezza, in 1957 is an “expression” of his home design ideas.
The D.357.2 bookcase designed by Gio Ponti has been designed in 1956-1957 for Ponti’s house on via Dezza in Milan. It is made from shaped multi-layered material with elm veneer, partly with natural transparent fi nish, partly hand-painted in white. It is available in the versions with or without applied mirror.
Model : BOOKCASE D.357.2
Designer : GIO PONTI
Period : 1956-1957
Dimension : 100 x 21 x 130 cm