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Tomaso Buzzi (Italy, 1900-1981)
Tomaso Buzzi (Italy, 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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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 Seating

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Mahogany, Velvet

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 Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

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 Seating

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Brass, Iron

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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1950s Italian Neoclassical Revival Vintage Tomaso Buzzi Seating

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Iron

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 Seating

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Elm, Cotton

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Pair of chic Tomaso Buzzi metal chairs with arrows detailed in polished brass. Made in Italy, circa 1940's. H: 36 1/2"’, W: 15 1/2'’’, D: 18’, Seat H: 17".
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