Designed by Gio Ponti and manufactured by Cassina a very rare set of four dining chairs model AP 676, circa 1953. Beautifully sculptural chairs with architectural walnut frames.
The Villa Planchart (1953–1957) in Caracas, and considered one Ponte’s masterpieces made use of this model chair in the living room.
In very good original condition, they have been reupholstered along the way, are structurally sound, usable as they are and wonderful candidates for a redo. Measures 19 1/2 X 19 1/2 X 33″h
Literature: Lisa Licitra Ponti, Gio Ponti: The Complete Works 1923-1978, London, 1990, p. 170 Irene de Guttry and Maria Paola Maino, Il Mobile Italiano degli anni ’40 e ’50, Bari, 1992, p. 41 for an advertisement Gio Ponti, oggetti di design 1925-1970, exh. cat., Galleria Babuino Novecento, Rome, 2007, pp. 24-25, 76 Ugo La Pietra, ed., Gio Ponti: L’arte si innamora dell’industria, New York, 2009, pp. 205 and 279, fig. 585