Gio Ponti’s ‘Dezza’ armchair for Poltrona Frau returns in a stunning archive print

by Editors Staff

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Designed by Gio Ponti in 1965, the ‘Dezza’ armchair, named after the Milanese road the place the architect’s home-studio was positioned, is characterised by a gentle, glossy silhouette with a tapered triangular leg. The chair is accessible in three variations: ‘Dezza 12’, with a low backrest and skinny armrests permitting for a number of components to be mixed, ‘Dezza 48’, outfitted with a goose-down-filled backrest, and ‘Dezza 24’, a two-seater couch possibility. 

A picture from a Poltrona Frau archive booklet, exhibiting the chair’s meeting directions

(Picture credit score: Courtesy Poltrona Frau)

The chair is a becoming instance of Ponti’s architectural thoughts when conceiving furnishings design: distinctive components of the ‘Dezza’ chair design embody tapered legs with triangular cross sections, and the important building – the design, in actual fact, is just made of 4 items, together with two sides, a backrest, and the seat.

Gio Ponti’s ‘Dezza’ with Redevance upholstery

Dezza Gio ponti pattern from the archives

Archive picture of Gio Ponti’s print design

(Picture credit score: Courtesy Poltrona Frau)

For Milan Design Week 2023, Poltrona Frau celebrates Ponti’s design with the launch of a model new version, upholstered within the never-seen-before ‘Redevance’ material, which has been created from a graphic sample initially designed by Ponti. The print has been introduced again to life in cautious collaboration with the Gio Ponti Archives and Manifattura Jsa, a textile firm based in 1949 by Luigi Grampa and well-known for its collaborations with Ponti.

Gio ponti black and white archive image

Redevance textile in an archive picture

(Picture credit score: Courtesy Poltrona Frau)

‘Redevance’ is a printed woollen silk that includes a signature Ponti shades of blue and gray in a sample of straightforward geometric components, damaged down and replicated in sequence.

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