Desk

c. 1953

Object

Designer

Gio Ponti, Italian, 1891-1979
Born: Milan, Italy
Work Locations: Milan, Italy

Manufacturer

Giordano Chiesa

Country

Object Info

Object: desk
Currently on view
Object ID: 1994.1151

Medium/Technique

Walnut, marble, copper, and plastic

Credit

Gift of the James Plaut Family Collection

More Info

Dimensions

height: 49.25 in, 125.0950 cm; width: 50.25 in, 127.6350 cm; depth: 19.5 in, 49.5300 cm

Department

Architecture and Design

Known Provenance

Commissioned around 1953 by Mr. and Mrs. James S. Plaut, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts from Gio Ponti, Milan, Italy; gifted 13 September 1994 by James Plaut to the Denver Art Museum.

Extended Info

Gio Ponti
Italian, 1891-1979
Desk
About 1953
Walnut, marble, copper, and plastic
Gift of the James Plaut Family Collection, 1994.1151

Mr. and Mrs. James S. Plaut, friends of Gio Ponti, commissioned this custom desk design around 1953. The desk has lighting integrated into the underside of the upper portion. The desk is representative of Ponti's furniture designs from the 1950s.

Exhibition History

  • “Light” — Denver Art Museum, 5/19/2019 – 5/1/2020