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Tomaso Buzzi

Italian, 1900-1981
Italian, 1900-1981

Architect, urban planner, glass, furniture and landscape designer, and interior decorator — Tomaso Buzzi was a 20th-century renaissance man. Buzzi, along with his frequent collaborator Gio Ponti, led Italy’s Novecento Milanese movement of the 1920s and ‘30s — an approximate equivalent to France’s Art Deco movement. While Buzzi is prized for chairs, tables and other furnishings that modernized the majestic lines of 18th-century designs, he is best known for the remarkable, jewel-toned glassware he produced in a two-year stint as the artistic director of the Venini glassworks on the Venetian island of Murano.

     Buzzi was born in 1900 in the town of Sondrio in the Lombardy region of northern Italy. He studied at the Milan Polytechnic, and soon after he graduated joined a lively Milanese decorative arts scene. In 1927, he and Ponti joined fellow designers Paolo Venini and Michele Marelli to form a design collaborative called Il Labirinto (the Labyrinth), Italy’s answer to the Wiener Werkstätte. In 1932, when Venini's glass company lost the design services of the sculptor Napoleone Martinuzzi, who left to start his own factory, he turned to Buzzi. The young architect’s careful study of lighting design and a love for experimentation yielded major innovations in Murano glass fixtures. The forms of his wares were inspired by sources from antiquity as diverse as Persian urns and animal-shaped Etruscan jugs. Buzzi developed a complex glass-layering method that produced deep, glowing pastel colors that ran from pink to peach, to sea-green and slate blue.

     Buzzi furniture has a noteworthy elegance and nobility. Delicate chairs with arrow-shaped backs and elaborate burled wood armoires are typical of his aesthetic, and would add a sophisticated note to any room, modern or traditional. And an exemplary piece of Buzzi’s vibrant, lustrous glassware would merit a place of honor in every design collection.

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Mid-Century Modern Venini Sconces by Tomaso Buzzi in "Pulegoso" Glass
By Venini, Tomaso Buzzi
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Early pair of sconces by Tomaso Buzzi for Venini in Murano glass in the "Pulegoso" Technique and brass, circa 1935 Similar if not identical models can be found in Buzzi´s literatur...
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1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomaso Buzzi

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Brass

Elegant Tomaso Buzzi Armchair, circa 1936
By Tomaso Buzzi
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant Tomaso Buzzi armchair, circa 1936 elm wood ,black laquered elm , cotton fabric Misure: h 87 cm 57 x 56 cm available with a pair of chair of the same original forniture
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Tomaso Buzzi

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Elm, Cotton

Italian Burl Walnut, Walnut and Ebonised Desk, Tomasso Buzzi
By Tomaso Buzzi
Located in Hollywood, FL
The rectangular walnut top above five burled walnut and ebonised drawrs, the back finished with rectangular burl walnut- provenance- collection of Ed Hardy.
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomaso Buzzi

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Walnut, Burl

Gold Leaf, Beige Murano Glass & Brass '30s Chandelier by T. Buzzi for Venini
By Tomaso Buzzi, Venini
Located in Varese, Lombardia
Rare and beautiful 1930s pendant lamp designed by T. Buzzi for Venini. The brass structure supports the decorative elements in transparent Murano glass and gold leaf, which alternate...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Tomaso Buzzi

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Brass

Tomaso Buzzi Pair Nightstands in Walnut
By Tomaso Buzzi
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Tomaso Buzzi, nightstands, walnut, Italy, 1940s These two rare side tables or nightstands are both refined and elegant in every way. The brass detailing underneath the beautifully o...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomaso Buzzi

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Brass

Glass Vase by Tomaso Buzzi for Venini
By Venini, Tomaso Buzzi
Located in New York, NY
"Incamiciato" Italian art glass vase by Tomaso Buzzi for Venini. Cased glass, clear, white and grey, deep purple foot. Marked: Venini italia, 1983.
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Tomaso Buzzi

Tomaso Buzzi Sconces for Venini
By Venini, Tomaso Buzzi
Located in Rovereta, SM
Early four of sconces by Tomaso Buzzi for Venini.
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomaso Buzzi

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Brass

Tommaso Buzzi for Venini, Three Arms Chandelier Inside a Glass Sphere, 1930s
By Venini, Tomaso Buzzi
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Historical Venini piece created under former director Tommaso Buzzi. Small glass chandelier with 3 leaves and brass hardware encased in a glass sphere with a lower lid. Collector's ...
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1930s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomaso Buzzi

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Brass

Tomaso Buzzi for Venini Murano, Italian Mid-Century Glass Floor Lamp, 1933
By Venini, Tomaso Buzzi
Located in Milan, IT
Tomaso Buzzi for Venini Murano, Italian Mid-Century Yellow Murano Glass floor lamp, 1933.  
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1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomaso Buzzi

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Glass

Tommaso Buzzi for Venini Monumenal Three Arms Chandelier in a Glass Sphere, 30s
By Venini, Tomaso Buzzi
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Historical Venini piece created under former director Tommaso Buzzi. Small glass chandelier with 3 leaves and brass hardware encased in a glass sphere with lower lid. As far as I kn...
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1930s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomaso Buzzi

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Brass

Pair of Murano Glass "Feather" Sconces by Tomaso Buzzi for Venini Italy, 1930s
By Tomaso Buzzi, Venini
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Pair of murano glass "Feather" Sconces Model 413 by Tomaso Buzzi for Venini Italy, 1932-33. Pulegoso glass and filigrana glass mounted on brass frame. Exhibited at the 5th Milan Tr...
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Early 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Tomaso Buzzi

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Brass

Model No. B-30 Floor Lamp by Franco Buzzi for Oluce
By Tomaso Buzzi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Model No. B-30 floor lamp by Franco Buzzi for Oluce. Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa 1950s. Enameled metal, brass, marble base. Original cord. We recommend one E27 100w max...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomaso Buzzi

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Marble, Metal, Brass

Single Rare Pendant by Tomaso Buzzi
By Tomaso Buzzi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Single rare pendant by Tomaso Buzzi. Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa 1950s. Enameled metal, brass. Rewired for U.S. standards. Original canopy. We recommend four E27 65w ma...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomaso Buzzi

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Brass, Metal

Three Chandeliers with Brass and Metal Structure, Tommaso Buzzi by Donzelli
By Tomaso Buzzi
Located in London, GB
Three chandeliers with brass and metal structure, Tommaso Buzzi by Donzelli.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Tomaso Buzzi

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Brass

Tomaso Buzzi for Venini Vase
By Tomaso Buzzi, Venini
Located in New York, NY
“Incamiciato” vase by Tomaso Buzzi for Venini, 1933-1984. Designed in the 1930s this example was executed in 1984. Cased-glass vase of mauve exterior and white interior. Hand blown f...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Tomaso Buzzi

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Glass

Tomaso Buzzi Surrealist Arrow Motif Chair
By Tomaso Buzzi
Located in Riverdale, NY
Surrealist iron garden chair with arrow motifs by Tomaso Buzzi. Brass arrow points and feather motifs contrast with the blackened iron. Draped metal "fabric" motifs along edges of se...
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1940s Italian Baroque Vintage Tomaso Buzzi

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Brass, Iron

Lustrous Amber Murano Glass Floor Lamp Signed Tomaso Buzzi for Venini Italy 1930
By Tomaso Buzzi, Venini
Located in National City, CA
Tapered Classic elegance Italian Murano glass floor lamp by noted architect designer Renaissance man-Tomaso Buzzi for Venini, Italy, circa 1930s Designed in solid Italian Murano amb...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Tomaso Buzzi

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Brass

Lidded Bottle with Cup by Tomaso Buzzi for Venini
By Tomaso Buzzi, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Lattimo glass, clear and white with gold painted foot to both pieces. Designed by Buzzi in 1932 and presented at the 18th Venice Biennale also in 1932. Published: Tomaso Buzzi at Ven...
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1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomaso Buzzi

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Glass

Tomaso Buzzi for Venini Vase in Purple and Lattimo Glass, circa 1932
By Tomaso Buzzi, Venini
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A purple Venini vase with lattimo inlay and glass base and ring on the neck. designed by Tomaso Buzzi for Venini, circa 1932. Murano Italy, model number 3473, no signature identifiab...
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Early 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Tomaso Buzzi

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Art Glass

Tomaso Buzzi Murano Venini Glass Italian Aqua Green Vase
By Tomaso Buzzi, Venini
Located in Roma, IT
Large jacketed Murano glass vase designed by Tomaso Buzzi. The original round label, "MURANO MADE IN ITALY VENINI," is on the body and the base has the small full acid-etched signat...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Tomaso Buzzi

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Glass

Vase by Tomaso Buzzi for Venini, Italy 1930's
By Tomaso Buzzi
Located in New York, NY
Rose-colored baluster-shaped glass vase with gold fleck inclusions throughout, raised on a clear and gold glass base. Similar model pictured in Marc Heiremans’ Murano Glass” page 43 ...
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1940s Italian Vintage Tomaso Buzzi

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Blown Glass

Tomaso Buzzi Rare Rustic Table with Certified, 1928
By Tomaso Buzzi
Located in Milano, IT
Sandblasted oak, the only example made for the house R. 1928. Accompanied by a “Certificate of Authenticity” from the Buzzi archive and a letter from the project written by the autho...
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1920s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tomaso Buzzi

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Wood

"Incamiciato" Italian Art Glass Vase by Tomaso Buzzi
By Tomaso Buzzi, Venini
Located in New York, NY
"Incamiciato" Italian Art glass vase by Tomaso Buzzi for Venini. Clear, white and purple. With original label. Signed: Venini Italia '85.
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Tomaso Buzzi

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Art Glass

Italian Mid Century Modern Venini White Glass Vase by Tomaso Buzzi, 1983
By Tomaso Buzzi, Venini
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
"Incamiciato" Italian art glass vase by Tomaso Buzzi for Venini. Stunning white glass in original Venini box and with "Certificate of Authenticity."
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Tomaso Buzzi

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Rare Pair of Armchairs by Tomaso Buzzi
By Tomaso Buzzi
Located in Milan, IT
Mid 1930s armchairs by Tomaso Buzzi. Literature and provenance available upon request.
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1930s Italian Vintage Tomaso Buzzi

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Upholstery, Wood

Model 3321 Red and Black Glass Vase by Tomaso Buzzi for Venini, 1950s
By Tomaso Buzzi, Venini
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A rare Rosa e Negro model number 3321 glass vase by Tomaso Buzzi for Venini. 1950s or 1960s. Unsigned. (Likely originally bore a factory sticker.) Base has a rough pontil mark an...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Tomaso Buzzi

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Art Glass

Exceptional Tomaso Buzzi Mahogany Bench
By Tomaso Buzzi
Located in East Hampton, NY
In original velvet upholstery, this simple X-shape mahogany bench is perfect for a vanity or any other use. By Tomaso Buzzi.
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Tomaso Buzzi

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Mahogany, Velvet

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Tomaso Buzzi Furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

1stDibs Tomaso Buzzi Furniture are available for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many choices in our Tomaso Buzzi Furniture collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 26 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Tomaso Buzzi were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Pia Guidetti Crippa, Roberto Pamio and Ludovico Diaz de Santillana. Prices for Tomaso Buzzi furniture may vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $1,475 and tops out at $35,130, while pieces like these can sell for $5,231.