Combining functionality with aesthetics that support the body and lift the spirits: that is the aim of Molteni&C armchairs. It’s no easy task, but the pieces in this section, by some of the greatest designers of all time, are living proof that it is a challenge that can be won. Gio Ponti is a master of the art, and Molteni&C has recreated five of his designer armchairs, the most iconic of which is probably D.154.2, designed for the Mexican villa of the Plancharts, collectors of contemporary art. It is now proposed in a combination of soft, rigid polyurethane, to which is added customisable upholstery in terms of colours and fabrics (linen, chenille, leather, velvet and more). The almost contemporary D.153.1, with its satin-finish brass structure, and its immediate successor D.156.3 in solid maple or walnut, still possess that character that makes you realise just how revolutionary they were in their day. Ponti’s other creations are D.151.4, originally designed for large ships, and D.270.2, suitable both for reading and conversation thanks to its extreme versatility.