Lounge Dormitio armchair, by L'abbate has a slender beech wood frame available dyed or lacquered in a variety of colors. The straw seat is hand caned. The chair is also available with fabric or leather covers.
Gio` Ponti originally designed the Dormitio chair in Civitate. He intended it for those returning from the long walk up the Mount Pedale of Civitate to the San Pietro benedictine monastery.
L'abbate has reissued this chair starting in 2007, bringing this timeless piece of art back to life.
Gio` Ponti was born in 1891 in Milan. He opened his first design studio with Lancia and Fiocchi after graduating. Between 1923 and 1930 he was the art director and designer of Pozzi&Ginori. At the same time he also completed his first architectural achievements, the Via Randaccio house (1926) and the "L'Ange Volant" villa in Garches/Paris (1927).
In 1928 he founded the magazine Domus. The first issue is published on January 15th 1928 with the title: architecture and furniture for the modern house in the city and in the countryside
The magazine consistently reported on trends in Italy and abroad, while maintaining a poetic approach to design.