Paolo Buffa Easy Chair
Paolo Buffa, easy chair, wood and beige red fabric, Italy, 1950s
This easy chair is made of wood and fabric. The aesthetics of this chair is natural, classic and robust. The set features strong features that are quintessential for Buffa, namely the high backrest, the pointy ends of the frame and the fabric that flows over the armrests. The chair is well executed and can be used in both a modern interior or traditional environment thanks to the combination of natural materials and simplistic yet refined design.
Comes with cushions upholstered with floral fabric that shows signs of age and use. We strongly advise to reupholster as the color is faded and the fabric thin.
Paolo Buffa (1903-1970) was a student of Gio Ponti, and an early collaborator with A. Cassi Ramelli. Buffa was predominantly a furniture and interior designer, and was for years considered as one of the most important of Milan. Buffa managed many interior and architectural projects, including the designs for the Royal Palace of King of Albania (1940), the furnishings of some of the interiors of the cruise liner Leonardo Da Vinci (1950s), and the Royal Yacht Mahroussa of King Farouk of Egypt (1951-1952).
- Domus n. 260, luglio 1951
- A. Branzi, M. de Lucchi, "Il design italiano degli anni 50, Milan, 1985, p. 106.