Not all ordinary chairs come with their own fan clubs, but the Gio Ponti D.154.2 Armchair does exactly that. Described by the New York Times Style Magazine as a “manifestation of Ponti’s twin ideals of harmony and joy,” and featured as one of Kara Butterfield’s “Editors’ Picks” in this month’s Boston Home, this piece is an instant classic for contemporary interiors, and is almost certain to earn sought-after status among today’s collectors.
Anything but a cavalier undertaking, the revival of Gio Ponti’s vision — which first made its debut in Caracas’ Villa Planchart, celebrated as one of Ponti’s most beloved commissions — is produced by Italian design house Molteni & C after extensive collaboration with Ponti’s heirs and under the art direction of Studio Cerri & Associates.
And while the words “sleek” and “cozy” aren’t typically used alongside each other in design circles, the D.154.2 Armchair is a noteworthy study in contrasts thanks to the achievement of a near-impossible balance of the soft with the structured and the organic with the obdurate. Slender, stem-like legs; a curvaceous, cocoon-like shell fashioned from rigid polyurethane; and a plush cushion upholstered in luxurious Molteni & C textiles add up to a sumptuous solution for interiors in need of a shot of the elegant yet unexpected.
Learn more about the Gio Ponti D.154.2 Armchair and other furniture and furnishing recreations of Gio Ponti’s remarkable designs at Molteni&C Boston Flagship Store.