Distex Armchair (model 807)

Distex Armchair (model 807)

1954
Designer
Gio Ponti, Italian, 1891-1979
Born: Milan, Italy
Work Locations: Milan, Italy
Manufacturer
Cassina S.p.A.
Work Locations: Italy
Active Dates: 1927-
Country
Italy
armchair
Brass, Naugahyde, and grass-cloth upholstery
Funds from 1994 Collectors' Choice
1998.160

Gio Ponti, Distex Armchair, 1954. Brass, Naugahyde, and grass-cloth upholstery; 31 3/4 × 31 × 40 in. Manufactured by Cassina, S.p.A., Milan, Italy. Denver Art Museum: Funds from 1994 Collectors' Choice.

Dimensions
height: 31 3/4 in, 80.645 cm; width: 31 in, 78.74 cm; depth: 40 in, 101.6000 cm; seat height: 14 1/2 in, 36.83 cm
Department
Architecture and Design
Collection
Architecture and Design

Gio Ponti
Italian, 1891-1971
Distex Armchair
1954
Brass, Naugahyde, and grass-cloth upholstery
Manufactured by Cassina, S.p.A., Milan, Italy
Funds from 1994 Collectors' Choice, 1998.160

 

Known Provenance
Purchased 1998 from (Gallerie Stefan Vogdt), Munich by the Denver Art Museum.
Exhibition History
  • "Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design" — Georgia Museum of Art, 6/10/2017 - 9/17/2017
  • “Gio Ponti: Designer of a Thousand Talents” — Denver Art Museum, 2/9/2020 – 12/31/2021