This 1930s fireside chair is a gem stemming from the impressive oeuvre of the Italian master Gio Ponti. We actually see a fusion of two completely different styles coming about here. Ponti's starting point for this design is a traditional or provincial base with a ditto seat. The wicker seat and the degree of construction are fully in line with a country style and the associated recognizable appearance. But even with the apparently normal-looking chassis and seating area, something strange is already happening. The proportions are changed and the seat is made longer. The front legs are slightly longer than the back legs so that when you sit down, you will automatically slightly lean backward. Ponti then shows that he also let his avant-garde take the lead with this chair at the time. We can see a dramatic stylized five-step ladder rising from the back of the legs. Incidentally, made of a beautiful walnut with a subtle flame. These so-called steps all have a cut-out in the middle and then bend upwards on both sides in a wavy line. Altogether forming a backrest that is so recognizable for the style of Ponti. This special eye-catcher is very sturdy and is, apart from a few scratches, in very good condition.