One of our heroes is Italian modernist designer Gio Ponti (1891 - 1979). The great originator of the specific Italian soft modernism of the 1950s, in which he connected functionalist principles with decoration, craft and glamour of the post-war era, is responsible for the one of the best chair designs in history. His 699 Superleggera chair designed in 1957 was inspired by the ttraditional Chiavari chairs. Its form was minimized and Ponti created one of the most elegant and lightweight chairs. Superleggera is produced by Cassina since 1957.
At the end of the last year company has presented some new color updates of the classic design with the colorful seats.