Ponti Well Taken

Gio Ponti at Smink

Amy Adams
June 24, 2013

To properly venerate architect and industrial designer Gio Ponti’s furniture, you could head to the Italian Cultural Center in NYC or the Molteni & C showroom in L.A. But save yourself airfare: Smink in the Design District has the seven-piece collection (along with Ponti’s sketches) on the floor through the end of October. Most of these works were designed between 1953 and 1957 — the exception being the surprisingly comfy aluminum Montecatini chair circa 1935 — and all are numbered. Our favorite is the elm chest with four different wood pulls  — elm, Italian walnut, mahogany and rosewood — and satin-finished brass feet. At Smink, 1019 Dragon St., 214.350.0542; sminkinc.com.