Superleggera chair – Cassina – Gio Ponti
Article number 7113a
The Superleggera chair by Gio Ponti for Cassina is indeed super light (1700 grams). Made of birch wood and rattan. Yet the construction is more than strong. The 699 Superleggera chair has been produced since 1957. This chair is the rare combination of the innovative quest of architect Gio Ponti and the groundbreaking experiments by Cassina. The Superleggera became the icon of Mid-century Modernism and artisanal elegance.
Gio Ponti (1891-1979) was an influential Italian architect, designer and artist. He was known for his innovative and elegant designs in the field of architecture, furniture and industrial design. Ponti’s work often combined modernist principles with traditional craftsmanship, resulting in iconic pieces of Italian design. His contributions to the design world are still celebrated for their timeless beauty and functionality. The building of De Bijenkorf in Eindhoven was designed by Gio Ponti and is located in South of the Netherlands.
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40 x 40 x 83 cm (lxdxh)
Seating height: 45 cm
Designer Gio Ponti
Manufacturer Cassina, Italy
Wood and rattan
Condition Good vintage condition; some traces of use on seating and back (see picture)