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Gio Ponti "Fireside" Chair, Vintage 1930s Walnut and Rush Ladder Back Chair for Casa e Giardino


Constructed of solid walnut, this sculptural high ladder back chair is typical of Ponti's Italian modernist style. This piece combines the warmth of natural materials with the designer's signature design flair, featuring carved details and dramatic angles. Natural woven rush seats add a rustic touch to this design.  Create a cozy reading nook by placing the chair next to the fireplace or by a window with a view. Pair it with a soft, textured throw blanket and a small side table for holding books and a warm cup of tea. The natural rush wicker seat pairs nicely with exposed wooden beams, stone accents, and woven textiles. Pair the chair with a distressed leather sofa or vintage rug to enhance inviting atmosphere.


Materials: Walnut, Rush Wicker

Measurements: 14.7" D x 14.7" W x 40.9" H; Seat Height 11"

Year of Production: 1939

Country of Origin: Italy

Condition: Good, Original


Gio Ponti, born in Milan in 1891, was a pioneering Italian architect and designer renowned for his modern furniture creations. With a keen eye for blending form and function, Ponti's designs featured clean lines and innovative use of materials, leaving an indelible mark on the world of design. Collaborating with esteemed manufacturers like Cassina and Fontana Arte, he crafted iconic pieces such as the Superleggera chair. Ponti's architectural genius extended beyond furniture, with landmark buildings like the Denver Art Museum showcasing his visionary talent. His enduring legacy continues to inspire designers worldwide, making Ponti a timeless icon in the realms of architecture and interior design.

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Gio Ponti "Fireside" Chair, Vintage 1930s Walnut and Rush Ladder Back Chair for Casa e Giardino



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