Mid-Century Italian Design

Posted May 18, 2003

The Metropolis team was lured across the street from USM by the Gio Ponti chair in Brian Kish’s gallery. “The collection is Italian mid-century, but by Milanese architects. We offer an edited version of the most significant forms and types,” Kish says.

 


Zahid Sardar, Design Editor of The San Francisco Chronicle. Best in show? “Component pieces that assemble and disassemble like clothes.”

Photo by Jennifer Calais Smith


A pair of Artemide lamps from 1961.

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Brian Kish shows off a 1963 Kartell lamp from London…”It has a plastic shade.”

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1946 chandelier by Gio Ponti.

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Brian as the showroom’s best accessory.

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Brian discusses a 1951 “bridge chair” by Marcus Zanuso with Susan Szenasy, Metropolis’s Editor in Chief.

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What to covet…all of it!

Photo by Jennifer Calais Smith
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