Gio Ponti, Slim and Elegant Desk or Side Chair in Walnut, Italy 1950s


Gio Ponti (1891-1979)

A slim and elegant desk chair or side chair, in walnut, by Gio Ponti. The chair features a gently flared back with five comfortably curving cross rails and a supportive seat, raised on angled and tapered legs. A less common take on Ponti’s famous Leggera chair, this highly adaptable piece displays clean, essentialist lines within a beautifully light yet stabile frame.

Part of an important set by Gio Ponti that includes a floating desk and a side table with bookshelves.

Can be sold individually or as a set.

With a certificate of expertise from the Gio Ponti Archives.

Italy, 1950s.

Three-piece set: $38,500
Chair: $4,500
Desk: $30,000
End table: $6,500.


  • Origin: Italy
  • Period: 1950's
  • Dimensions: 33” H x 15.75” W x 17.7” D
  • Materials: Walnut
  • Condition: Good; recently restored. Wear consistent with age and use.