About The Product
Molteni’s D.859.1 table, designed by Gio Ponti as a meeting table for up to ten people, stands out especially for its simple yet refined design.
The legs are notable for their fine-membered modernity, creating a trapezoidal single-span bridge upon which the large tapered top conveys the idea of aerodynamics.
About The Designer
Giovanni (Gio) Ponti, was one of the Italian masters of architecture and one of the most important designers of the 20th century.
Other than the great architectural works which carry his unmistakable signature, he created a vast amount of work in the furniture sector.
About the Manufacturer
Italian company Molteni has specialized in the production of high-end furnishings since the 1930s.
In 2012, the company started to explore the legacy of the midcentury designers it has worked with over the years.
The Heritage collection focuses on furniture design classics, with special attention paid to the work of Italian architect and designer, Gio Ponti.
Why We Like It
As with other furniture designed by Gio Ponti, the D.859.1 table was initially conceived for a space beyond the boundaries of a house.
Despite the 3.6m of length of its 1959 edition, Molteni has managed to reduce the table to a more home-friendly dimension thanks to the flexibility of its design.
Versatility is a characteristic of good design and is particularly true for midcentury designs like the D.859.1, which is why we believe this is the table we should all aspire to own.