Property from a Private Collection, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
December 8, 09:48 PM GMT
25,000 - 35,000 USD
designed 1953, produced circa 1950s-1980s
screenprint, enameled steel, brass, glass
with the firm's original paper label signed FORNASETTI MILANO/MADE IN ITALY
86 x 31 x 16 in. (218.4 x 78.7 x 40.6 cm)
Fornasetti's reinterpretation of Ponti's form retained the original overall structure with a few modifications, namely simplified decorations extended to the interior, a rectangular base and a linear cabinet top. The combination of neoclassical themes and motifs with primary and geometric shapes provides a great introduction to quintessential Fornasettian style, and to the boundless imaginative abilities and graphic strength of its maker. The result is a resolutely modern and more functional design, which can be used both as a desk and as a cabinet.