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Giovanni (Gio) Ponti - 1891–1979

1927 - The Cassina brothers founded their company, Cassina located in Meda, Italy.

1935 - The company was renamed Figli di Amadeo Cassina. 

1951 - Cassina produced Gio Ponti's first Model 646 Leggera (light) chair which was inspired by the light ladderback chairs with woven seats designed by Giuseppe Gaetano Descalzi in 1807. 

1957 - The birth of the award-winning Model 699 Superleggera (super light) was designed while Cassina was outfitting luxury ship liners with Gio Ponti. The chair weighing in at just 1.7 kgs. The frames were produced at Cassina’s factory then transported to Chiavari where the seats were woven in cane by pieceworkers or seat weavers. 

Gio Ponti Style High Leggera Ladderback Chair

This is a Gio Ponti style High back ladderback chair is woven in fibre rush. These chairs were stamped as being made in Italy. 

These chairs have double side rails and a flat front rail. The legs are rounded similar to the Leggera chair. 

Gio Ponti Style High Leggera Ladderback Chair

This is a Gio Ponti style High back ladderback chair is woven in a thick gauge seagrass in the fibre rush pattern. These chairs were stamped as being made in Italy.

These chairs have double side rails and a flat front rail. The legs are rounded similar to the Leggera chair.

Gio Ponti Style High Leggera Ladderback Chair

This is a Gio Ponti style High back ladderback chair is woven with a Danish cord four by four pattern. These chairs were stamped as being made in Italy.

This chair has a single side rail and is without a front rail. The legs are rounded similar to the Leggera chair however they have flat tops. 

Gio Ponti Style High Leggera Ladderback Chair

This is a Gio Ponti style High back ladderback chair is woven in seagrass in a two by four pattern. This chair was stamped as being made in Italy.

This chair has double side rails and a rounded front rail. The legs are rounded similar to the Leggera chair. 

Our Location Until April 2022

Fort Langley, British Columbia with Meet-Ups in Vancouver

Our Travel Plans 2022

Calgary, Alberta - mid-April to mid-May

Regina stop

Thunder Bay stop

Ottawa, Ontario - June

Toronto, Ontario - July

London, Ontario - August

Winnipeg stop

Kamloops, BC - 2 Weeks September

Penticton, BC late September to mid-October

Vancouver area mid-October to mid-April


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