Paolo Buffa’s Buffet for Marelli & Colico is an excellent example of his ability to respect the past’s great traditional details, but also embrace contemporary styles and look to the future. It features a 3 door design which gives it a supernaturally long feel. Lines are straight, and doors and other details are flush, making it an almost perfect rectangle. Straight, tapered and rounded legs give the piece a harsh, serious tone, but the color of the wood tone warms the whole piece up. The only real ornament comes from the marquetry inlay medallions in the center of the doors. It was made in Italy in the 1930s.
Why choose just one color as an accent in your home when you can choose them all! Seriously though, these Swank Lighting Colorful Italian Ceramic Lamps from the 1960s are amazing. Featuring a variety of six colors in stripes ranging in width and even a bit of a squiggle, the result is a festive mix of colors that comes off bright, cheery and exciting. We especially like that the colors swirl up the lamp rather than just vertical; we think it gives it more sophistication. Stepped Lucite disc bases complete this fabulous Mid-Century Modern look.
The only downside to Paolo Buffa’s body of work is that there wasn’t much that particularly stood out. Much of his work, like this great Buffet for Marelli & Colico, is simple, understated and lovely. That’s why we decided to choose a really exciting pair of Swank Lighting lamps to punch up this combination of items. The bold colors of the Swank Lighting lamps match the Buffet’s warm wood tones and they both make the other look better. The Buffet’s simple design helps tone down the bold colors of the lamps. It’s a win-win situation, especially for whoever owns these pieces together!
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