This is an incredible 5 piece set of Italian furniture from the late 1940's - early 1950's. It was chosen as part of the exclusive House of Italian Handicrafts collection -NYC.
This was a group of prominent designers including Walter Dorwin Teague, museums, etc who went to Italy to chose the cream of Italian design and market it in the USA. They had exhibits in museums, galleries etc. Some of the designers they found and helped establish were Gambone, Mollino, Ponti, Lacca, Arte Luce, Fantoni, etc, etc.
The House of Italian Handicrafts traveled around Italy and visited with designers and workshops. They chose the best of the best to import to the USA to help promote Italian design after the war. I have included some pages from the original 1950 book that explains in detail, with many pics, the mission of the House of Italian Handicrafts.
We just removed this from the original owners home. This set is original and retains some paper labels from the HOIH. From the book it appears to be designed by Luigi Cosenza.The set in the book is pictured on a Gambone tile floor. This set is solid and in very good usable condition. The armless piece does need new rush seating. This is a super rare set that is low and rakish. Each piece is 24 wide x 26 1/2 deep x 28 high back x 14 high seat x 22 high arm.
The item "Gio Ponti style, Italian, mid century, 5 pc, woven, sofa and club chairs" is in sale since Sunday, January 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Sofas & Chaises\Post-1950". The seller is "802ken" and is located in Ferrisburgh, Vermont.
This item can be shipped to United States.