Gio Ponti - Artemide - Table lamp - Model FATO

Gio Ponti - Artemide - Table lamp - Model FATO
Italy - 1990-1999 - Steel

In good working condition, a beautiful table or wall lamp, a design from 1969 by Italian industrial designer Gio Ponti for Artemide Italy. A lamp with geometric metal screens creating light and dark, shielded and bright, all enclosed in a square frame.

It is both a light 'art' sculpture and an atmospheric lamp. A light sculpture with a strong styling reference to the 1960s.

Material white lacquered, folded and welded metal plates with different levels, where something can be put on, see the final photo how Gio Ponti intended the design.

This lamp was produced in 2010, see the label at the bottom.

Dimensions: Height 35 cm x Width 35 cm x Depth 10 cm.
Light source: This lot will be delivered without the light bulbs. Most are bright white LED lamps as in the pictures.

Background information:
Gio Ponti (1891-1979) was one of the most important Italian architects, industrial designers, furniture designers, artists and publishers of the twentieth century.

Gio Ponti graduated in 1921 with a degree in architecture from Politecnico di Milano University. Ponti began his architectural career in collaboration with Mino Fiocchi and Emilio Lancia from 1923 to 1927, and then until 1933 only with Lancia, as Studio Ponti e Lancia PL. In these years he was influenced by and associated with the Milanese neoclassical Novecento Italiano movement.

From 1923 to 1930 Ponti worked for the Manifattura Ceramica Richard Ginori in Milan and Sesto Fiorentino and changed the entire production of the company. Other industrial design work includes furniture for Rinascente department stores, under the name Domus Nova; production of ceramic objects; chairs: he worked for Cassina among others, and designed an angular armchair, called "Distex", and the very famous "Superleggera" (Superlight) chair from 1957, which was very strong but also so light that it could be lifted by a child using only one finger; glass bottles and lamps for various companies such as Venini, Artemide, Fontana Arte.

In 1928 he founded the magazine Domus. In 1941 he resigned as editor-in-chief of Domus and founded the magazine Stile, which he edited until 1947. In 1948 he returned to Domus, where he remained editor until his death.

Condition in line with age and use, like minor scratches, spots and a bit dusty.

Please take a good look at the photos for an accurate impression of this offered lot.

Will be well packaged and shipped by registered mail via PostNL parcel service in The Netherlands as well as abroad. Please also visit our Catawiki page for more vintage design lots.

Lot details
Table lamp
Designer/ Artist
Gio Ponti
Manufacturer/ Brand
Model/ Name
Model FATO
Estimated Period
Country of Origin
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
35×35×10 cm
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