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    Sale 7578

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    30 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 59

    TOMASO BUZZI

    CABINET, 1929

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TOMASO BUZZI
    CABINET, 1929
    Ferrara burr-walnut and giltwood
    77 in. (197 cm.) high; 48 in. (122 cm.) wide; 13 in. (33 cm.) deep


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    A member of the Labirinto group since 1927, which also comprised Gio Ponti and Pietro Chiesa, architect and designer Tomaso Buzzi executed a brief series of neo-classical furniture designs in the late 1920s, commissions including furnishings for the School of Arts and Crafts, San Paolo, Brazil. In 1932 he assumed artistic direction of Venini, and exhibited his innovative glass techniques at the 1936 Venice Biennale.

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    Literature

    Fabio Benzi, Il Deco in Italia, Milan, 2004, p. 167, pl. 161 (illustrated).