Extremely rare table with four stools by Gio Ponti, 1968
Table: lacquered wood; each stool: lacquered wood, skaai. Table: 29 in. (73.7 cm.) high, 45 3/8 in. (115.3 cm.)diameter; each stool: 21 1/4 in. (54 cm.) high Manufactured by Mobilifici Tosi, Italy. One of two examples of this design which were never put into production. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Ponti archives (5).
As one of the four designers of the future, at Design Miami/ Art Basel 2008, Martino Gamper presented new work inside the Markthalle Basel. Gamper deconstructed famous works by Gio Ponti to build new furniture from them.
Added October 2009 :
This post is part of the experiment to automate the import of 20 of my prior Charblog | Tumblr tumblrings into this blog via Chairblog | Posterous which initially resulted in 20 posts without a title whereupon I had to edit it manually… Experiment failed:-)