About The Product
As part of their Heritage Collection, Italian manufacturer Molteni re-issued the iconic Round D.154.5 chair designed by architect and designer Gio Ponti in 1954.
Its name comes from the rounded shape of the seat and backrests, also referred to as the ‘soap bar’.
The chair was officially presented at the 11th Milan Triennale in 1957 in a limited number of examples which are now highly sought after by collectors.
About The Designer
Giovanni (Gio) Ponti, was one of the Italian masters of architecture and one of the most important designers of the twentieth 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
The Round D.154.5 chair — or the Eight Pieces chair as it’s more commonly known due to its simple eight-part construction — is a versatile piece of furniture.
The harmony between the multi-colored upholstery, curved plywood and metal feet, make this chair a true midcentury classic, where function meets its perfect form.