Ponti Well Taken

Gio Ponti at Smink

Amy Adams
Posted:
June 24, 2013

To properly venerate architect and industrial designer Gio Ponti’s furniture, you could head to the Italian Cultural Center in NYC or the Molteni & C showroom in L.A. But save yourself airfare: Smink in the Design District has the seven-piece collection (along with Ponti’s sketches) on the floor through the end of October. Most of these works were designed between 1953 and 1957 — the exception being the surprisingly comfy aluminum Montecatini chair circa 1935 — and all are numbered. Our favorite is the elm chest with four different wood pulls  — elm, Italian walnut, mahogany and rosewood — and satin-finished brass feet. At Smink, 1019 Dragon St., 214.350.0542; sminkinc.com.

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