Gio Ponti’s Avant-Garde Design: 1955 RIMA Desk from Pirelli Tower, Milan


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Introducing a historically significant and architecturally inspired desk, designed by the legendary Gio Ponti in collaboration with Alberto Rosselli for the iconic Pirelli Tower in Milan. Created in 1955 and produced by RIMA, this desk is a testament to the forward-thinking design and craftsmanship of its era.

The desk features a sturdy frame of chromed steel, which has developed a distinctive patina of rust that has been thoughtfully preserved and treated with metal oil to maintain its industrial charm. This contrasts beautifully with the restored exotic wood, likely teak, which bears subtle signs of its history and use, finished with a protective layer of shellac to enhance its rich, warm tones.

Included with the desk is a versatile three-drawer cabinet that can be installed on either the right or left side, accommodating personal preference and workspace requirements. This piece stands out for its modern and avant-garde design, highlighting the high-level construction techniques and quality materials typical of Ponti’s work. Although the original key-locking mechanism has been removed due to functionality issues and the unavailability of a replacement, this alteration does not detract from the desk’s functionality or aesthetic appeal.

This desk is not merely a piece of furniture, but a slice of architectural history, ideally suited for collectors who appreciate mid-century design and pieces with a story. It offers both a practical workspace and a conversation starter, ideal for any modern office or home setting.



Height 76 cm x Width 160 cm x Depth 75 cm 
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