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Round D.154.5

Round D.154.5

More than 60 years after the original idea, Round (D.154.5) was reborn thanks to the Heritage Collection reissue project by Molteni&C, in collaboration with the Gio Ponti Archives.

Designed by
Gio Ponti
Round D.154.5

The careful study of drawings, photos and period materials has made it possible to faithfully reproduce the armchair in every detail,

Round D.154.5

Featuring a wooden structure of multi-layered ash and black chrome or brushed brass feet.

Round D.154.5

Black chrome or brushed brass feet.

Round D.154.5

Rounded shape of the seat and backrests.

Round D.154.5

Gio Ponti was very fond of this chair and often used it to furnish his architectural projects

Round D.154.5

Round D.154.5 was reborn thanks to the Heritage Collection reissue project by Molteni&C.

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The project name, Round D.154.5, comes from the rounded shape of the seat and backrests, also referred to as the ‘soap bar’.
Characterized by avantgarde materials and technologies, such as the Vipla (a plastic material that resembles leather) for the upholstery, curved plywood to join the backrest and seat, and metal feet with non-slip tips that are easy to assemble.

Round D.154.5

Round D.154.5 is also referred to as ‘Otto Pezzi’ (Eight Pieces) in the Ponti/Fornaroli/Rosselli study. In fact, there are eight pieces that make up the chair: backrest, seat, two curved plywood elements and four legs, which screw into the seat to hold the whole thing together.

Round D.154.5

Designed in 1954, full production began in 1956/1957 and it was officially presented at the 11th Milan Triennale in 1957 (Feal Pavilion), along with other innovative Ponti
furnishings, in a limited number of examples which are now highly sought after by collectors.

Gio Ponti was very fond of this chair and often used it to furnish his architectural projects.

Villa Arreaza Caracas

1956 Villa Arreaza Caracas, Venezuela Interni/Interiors © Gio Ponti Archives Archivio storico Eredi Gio Ponti

Round

1956 Villa Arreaza Caracas, Venezuela Interni/Interiors © Gio Ponti Archives Archivio storico Eredi Gio Ponti

Round

1956 Villa Arreaza Caracas, Venezuela Interni/Interiors © Gio Ponti Archives Archivio storico Eredi Gio Ponti

 Italian Cultural Institut Stockholm

1957 Italian Cultural Institut Stockholm © Gio Ponti Archives Archivio storico Eredi Gio Ponti

 Italian Cultural Institut Stockholm

1957 Italian Cultural Institut Stockholm © Gio Ponti Archives Archivio storico Eredi Gio Ponti

Alitalia Milano

1960 Alitalia Milano © Gio Ponti Archives Archivio storico Eredi Gio Ponti

Alitalia Milano

1960 Alitalia Milano © Gio Ponti Archives Archivio storico Eredi Gio Ponti

Round

1957 XI Triennale Milano © Gio Ponti Archives Archivio storico Eredi Gio Ponti

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Molteni&C - Round D.154.5
Product Overview
More than 60 years after the original idea, Round (D.154.5) was reborn thanks to the Heritage Collection reissue project by Molteni&C, in collaboration with the Gio Ponti Archives. The project name, Round D.154.5, comes from the rounded shape of the seat and backrests, also referred to as the ‘soap bar’. It has very modern shapes, almost out of this world, which had never been thought of before. Featuring a wooden structure of multi-layered ash and black chrome or brushed brass feet, the Round D.154.5 chair can be covered with all textiles and leathers of the Molteni&C. collection.
Molteni&C - Round D.154.5
Product name

Round D.154.5

Designer

Gio Ponti

Year

2021

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