Influenced by some of his favorite things, including European travels and relaxed evenings with family and friends, Frank Ponterio introduces a furniture collection that artfully combines European classicism with decidedly American ease and comfort.
Award-winning, Chicago-based interior designer, Frank Ponterio, introduces his first furniture collection, which seeks to celebrate the tradition of fine design while upholding a standard that he continually strives for his clients – to live exceptionally well.
Frank’s travels to Europe throughout most of his life have inspired his love of the classic period styles of Continental architecture and design. But his most fond memories lie in the times he spends with his family and friends. The Frank Ponterio Furniture Collection reflects his ideals of living well with a collection that is not only beautifully crafted but also made to be lived-in.
The new line resonates with timeless designs and impeccable details, parlaying sophistication and ease and creating a collection that epitomizes the art of casual elegance. Each exclusive piece meets the highest standards of excellence and represents Frank’s appreciation for artistry, craftsmanship and authenticity.
“My overall goal is to demonstrate that fine design and exquisite craftsmanship are alive and well,” said Frank. “I simply wish to create the best furniture I can offer.”
The Frank Ponterio Furniture Collection features a selective array of pieces that evoke a sense of refined ease. Each chair, table and fixture is made in Chicago by artisan craftsmen who masterfully execute Frank’s vision. The collection includes:
-The Agador sofa
-The Salon sconce
-The M.J. cocktail table
-The Richie table
-The Skirted Boudoir ottoman
-The Skirted Boudoir chair
In the fabrication of his first collection, Frank uses a variety of natural materials, including mahogany, bronze, horsehair, petrified stone and linen. Each piece is intended to be used and enjoyed and eventually passed down to future generations.
About Frank Ponterio
Incorporating a sensibility of modern classic, Frank Ponterio and his team bring classical influences to contemporary lifestyles, balancing elegance with modern ease.
Frank Ponterio Interior Design has received multiple first-place ASID-IL Design Excellence and Historical Preservation awards and has participated in several showcase houses including the prestigious Lake Forest Showcase House benefiting the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago.
Educated at Chicago’s Harrington Institute of Design, Frank is an accredited member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and holds a NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) license; he is also a member of IIDA (International Interior Design Association).
Frank resides in Lake Forest with his wife and daughter. Their home, designed by renowned architect David Adler, has also received numerous historic preservation awards.