Italian designer and decorator Paolo Buffa (1903-1970) represents distinct rich style of the half of the last century.

His hand-made furniture is the symbiosis of old making tradition and eclectic forms with modernist simplicity and luxury materials. Decorative, yet modernist, Paolo Buffa work stands between French art deco masters such as Jacques Dunand and Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann and Italian organic representatives Carlo Mollino, Ico Parisi and Gio Ponti.

This low table created in 1946 is one of his most abstract-formed pieces. Using round onyx and three metal curve legs, Buffa created small interior jewel.

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