Gio Ponti designed the first Montecatini building at Largo Donegani in Milan in 1935. He designed everything, architecture and furnishings: desks, chairs, lamps and wardrobes.
With the approval of the Ponti heirs, in 2014 Molteni is reworking the Montecatini chair, with a seat and seatback covered in hide leather, following the all-aluminium version.
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.