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The mix of hardwoods (elm, Italian walnut, mahogany and rosewood) gives this Ponti chest of drawers ($14,500) an iconic appeal.
These framed mirrors ($319 each) come in three sizes and are an accessible way to bring a bit of Gio Ponti into your home.
The Ponti tea table (price upon request) features metal legs and a hand-painted metal grid; the top is clear crystal.
The Ponti bookcase (price upon request) was designed in 1956-57 for Ponti's house in Milan.
If the phrase mid-century modern revs up your home-decor engine, you’ve probably heard of architect Gio Ponti.
But many of us may need a Ponti primer, and there’s no time like the present since seven Ponti reproductions are now on view and for sale at the Design District store Smink. Here’s what we learned from our recent visit:
Ponti’s Prowess Born in Milan in 1891, he was by turns an architect and a writer/editor. His most novel idea: that furnishings and contemporary ideas could coalesce. Just look at his reclining white and blue leather armchair, both comfortable and mod.
Daring Details The savvy designer (known for Milan’s Pirelli Tower and the Denver Art Museum’s North Building) didn’t shy away from taking visual risks. Exhibit A: our favorite piece, this seemingly incongruous elm and walnut chest of drawers ($14,500).
Mirror, Mirror The easiest pieces to integrate into any home (and, happily, the collection’s most affordable items): the hand-painted white mirrors ($319), which were made in 1950 and can be arranged on a wall to form their own mini design statement.
The exhibition of Gio Ponti’s designs is on view through the end of October at Smink, 1019 Dragon St., Dallas; 214-350-0542 or sminkinc.com.
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