“With the completion of the Casa Lucano in 1951, a large apartment in the elegant Fiera district in the northwest of Milan, Gio Ponti reached the apex of his quest for the Fantasy Home, a type of house that echoes both Italian Metaphysical and French Surrealist art of the early and mid-twentieth century within the domestic realm. This approach has almost no equivalent in pre-war Europe except perhaps in Le Corbusier’s Beistegui apartment (1929-31) and Carlo Mollino’s Devalle apartment (1939-40). It is a testimony to the inspired patronage emerging from the dynamic cultural environment of that period. Soon after the war, Ponti harnessed those currents with resounding success in Milan, where he engaged in constant dialogue with his peers and his patrons among the enlightened Milanese society.”
From top left: Anita Ganbuganbu “Untitled” Australian Aboriginal Painting from Gianfranco Frattini for Arteluce “Dramatic 597” Fringed table lamp, Georg Jensen Candelabra No. 1087 by Soren Georg Jensen, Paul Evans 400 Olive Burl cabinet ca 1970s, Italian High Vase with beautiful hand painted decortif (unknown), and Bruno Mathsson Lounge Chair Model 36 by Karl Mathsson.
Yellow, green and dark wood are on my mind at the moment. From top left: beautiful vase from Nittsjö, solid walnut wood chair from Lloyd, a pair of valvet lounge chairs from Eisler and Hauner from the 1950s, Italian cocktail table in marble, art from Pierre Olofsson, and a gorgeous Mondrian brass chandelier.