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61 ART + DECORATION I talian architect Giovanni "Gio" Ponti designed some of the most signifi cant furniture of the 20th century, many created specifi cally for his own stunning homes in Milan. Ponti was a fan of industrial design; his furniture, which he produced from 1923 through the late '50s, was considered democratic and economical, as well as modern and sophisticated. In 2013, Italian furniture maker Molteni&C teamed with Ponti heirs to reissue a selection of tables, rugs, chairs, and casegoods found in Ponti's own homes, along with limited editions he designed for clients. Now, after a long wait, three additional Ponti chairs, reissued between 2015 and 2017, have landed stateside: the D.151.4 easy chair, originally designed for luxury ocean liners and cruise ships between 1949 and 1951; the D.156.3 lounge chair, fi rst produced for the American company Altamira; and the D.154.2 armchair, a 1953 commission for one of Ponti's favorite projects, the Villa Planchart in Caracas. The Ponti collaboration is part of Molteni's ongoing Heritage Collection, which also features classics by Werner Blaser, Yashuhiko Itoh, and Tobia Scarpa. Gio Ponti chairs $3,510 to $6,855, through BeDesign, 1216 W. Alabama St., Rebecca Sherman GOING Gio E ven at 15,000 square feet, Chateau Domingue on West Alabama overfl owed with antiques and monumental architectural elements that proprietor Ruth Gay brought back from her frequent buying trips to Europe. Gay has been searching for the perfect location for years to accommodate the 16-year-old showroom's continued growth, and in February, she relocated Chateau Domingue to new digs at 3560 West 12th Street in the Heights … temporarily. The permanent building is just next door and, when completed, will be well worth the wait. We'll keep you posted on all the stylish details. Rebecca Sherman THIS JUST IN: CHATEAU DOMINGUE'S New Chateau Gio Ponti D.154.2 chairs Gio Ponti D.151.4 chairs

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