A new home for the family built in 1962 overlooking Petaluma in Sonoma County with all the features of, and little option to ignore, the modern architecture of the period. As we take the first step to understand what was Mid-Century living and how to peacefully live in concert with our little home we will share what we learn while embracing a re-use/re-purpose/re-cycle circular economy.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Gio Ponti Made Some Chairs
Walking through the back room of the Goodwill last weekend I spied the rope weave, delicate ball feet and stretched ladder back and passed thinking it was a #mcmknockoff, it was so light and the weave so perfect.I sat in the chair, it was solid.
Back at home, while googling the usual keywords I found Gio Ponti, an Italian who designed mid century chairs meant to revolutionize the way the world viewed factory-produced furniture. He sought to reclaim the stylishness and artistic appeal of crafted furniture, while combining it with the ease of factory production. Interesting story, but since I had walked out without the chair I was pretty sure it would be snatched up pretty quick.
However, I could not stop thinking about the fluid flow of the chairs design and returned on Wednesday morning to find the chair still in the back room and turning it over and looking at the front support saw the 'Made in Italy Mod.31' stamp I had seen on similar Ponti chairs on the web - $4.98 and it was in the back of Ole Blue ready to come home !!!