Always passionate about nautical furnishings, Gio Ponti gained direct experience in four ocean liners and two cruise ships upgraded or built from scratch after the war, between 1949 and 1951: the Conte Grande, Africa, Oceania, Conte Biancamano, Andrea Doria and Giulio Cesare. Ponti designed this easy chair with slight variants for these ships.
The Molteni Group is an Italian furniture company that has been operating in the design furniture business since 1934, distinguishing itself over time by the continuous search for quality.
By combining technology with tradition, Molteni has defined its own identity from the '70s in terms of modular furniture design, developping with Luca Meda a range of furnishing solutions for the whole house. Furthermore it partnered with some of the most important designers such as Pier Luigi Cerri, Michele De Lucchi, Rodolfo Dordoni, Foster & Partners, Ferruccio Laviani, Jean Nouvel, Pagani and Perversi, Bruno Reichlin, Aldo Rossi, Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Gerard Van den Berg, Hannes Wettstein, Patricia Urquiola and Paola Navone.