646 Leggera Dining Chair
About Gio Ponti
Giovanni “Gio” Ponti, born in Milan, November 18, 1891, is one of the Italian masters of architecture. He was also a designer and essayist and one of the most important of the twentieth century.
Other than the great architectural works which carry his unmistakable signature, he created a vast amount of work in the furniture sector. Gio Ponti was an Italian promoter of industrial design and introduced the idea of interior furnishing ranges produced as being a "sophisticated," economic, "democratic" and modern.
Cassina is an outstanding Italian furniture brand with a long history of fusing technological skill with traditional craftsmanship. They are widely recognised as the first designer furniture brand to launch what is now known as industrial design; a movement which saw architects and designers working side by side to envision fresh, functional and stylish designs for the modern home. They have worked with and helped propel the careers of designers such as Hannes Wettstein, Philippe Starck and Piero Lissoni and are known worldwide for their passionate carpentry. Chaplins prides itself on its vast collection of timeless furniture classics and current must-haves from Cassina.