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Alberto Pinto Furniture

Moroccan, 1943-2012

What interior designer Alberto Pinto accomplished during his 41-year career of wild, wondrous creation — the extraordinarily opulent yet restrained decoration of palaces, villas, pieds-à-terre, townhouses, corporate headquarters, yachts, jets and hotels — is more than most of us might ever dream. What’s most remarkable about it all is that he had no professional training, although every aspect of his cosmopolitan life seems to have been a preparation for his adored vocation.

Born in Casablanca to globetrotting Argentine parents of Sephardic Jewish descent, Pinto spent much of his childhood traveling to glamorous and exotic places with them and his younger brother, Charles, and baby sister, Linda, with whom he was extremely close — and who now runs his studio. His love of art, beauty and decorative splendor, especially the rich, complex sort everywhere on view in Morocco, ultimately led him to study art history and world cultures as a young man at the École du Louvre in Paris.

Not surprising for such a budding aesthete, Pinto loved to take pictures. He was also ambitious, and he moved to New York in the 1960s to work as a photographer for Condé Nast. Soon, he was traveling the world shooting fabulous interiors. He was especially inspired by projects he photographed in Mexico by Luis Barragán and in England by David Hicks, and he thought about trying his own hand at interior design while still in his 20s. He was encouraged in this pursuit by his close friend, the celebrated fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, himself a once precocious talent and a renowned decorative-arts connoisseur.

In 1971, he founded Cabinet Alberto Pinto, housed in a suitably stunning 17th-century hôtel du particulier on Place des Victoires (visiting the headquarters on an initial consultation was all but required by Monsieur Pinto, as his staff still call him). The clients who called on him came to include European aristocrats, Saudi and Qatari princes and numerous financiers and business tycoons from across the globe.

What is striking about all the projects Pinto completed during his extraordinary career is how varied they are in style. All are luxurious, but some verge on swank minimalism, while others are over the top in their “Oriental” opulence. As a Moroccan, Pinto had no issues with that descriptor; in fact, he published a 2004 monograph titled Orientalism, which was devoted to the interiors he’d created worldwide that are richly adorned with exquisite tiling and ornate plaster moldings, vivid stained-glass light fixtures, rich colors and copious amounts of silk and damask.

In addition to his interior decoration firm, he launched a homewares collection, offering limited-edition furniture, tableware, linens and accessories, as well as collaborating on such pieces with luxury manufacturers like Pierre Frey, Raynaud and D. Porthault.

The interiors of Alberto Pinto are glorious works of art. And to judge from the lavish words of love heaped upon him by friends in various printed tributes, who extolled his affectionate warmth and generosity, his life was, too.

Find authentic Alberto Pinto seating, tables and other furniture today on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Alberto Pinto
Pinto Paris Ipanema Couch
By Alberto Pinto
Located in Miami, FL
Upholstered sofa. Beech frame and solid oak base, Inserts of coco-shell, mosaic of coco and shells. One seat cushion, three back cushions and three soft pillows. Made in France. ...
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2010s French Alberto Pinto Furniture

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Oak

Pinto Paris Parati Armchair, Made in France
By Alberto Pinto
Located in Miami, FL
Round armchair with swiveling seat upholstered with a linen fabric. Beech frame and solid oak base, inserts of cocoshell, mosaic of coco and shells. 1 back cushion. Made in France ...
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2010s French Alberto Pinto Furniture

Pinto Paris Madeira Folding Chair White with Black Cushion, Made in France
By Alberto Pinto
Located in Miami, FL
Folding chair in white lacquered wood with seat in black leather. Openwork medallion. Made in France. Measures: Height 38” (95.5 cm) Seat height 18.5” (47 cm) Width 19.29” (49 cm)...
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2010s French Alberto Pinto Furniture

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Leather, Wood

Pinto Paris Madeira Folding Chair Red with Black Cushion, Made in France
By Alberto Pinto
Located in Miami, FL
Folding chair in red lacquered wood with seat in black leather. Openwork medallion. Made in France. Measures: Height 38” (95.5 cm) Seat height 18.5” (47 cm) Width 19.29” (49 cm) ...
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2010s French Alberto Pinto Furniture

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Leather, Wood

Pinto Paris Madeira Folding Chair Black with Tan Cushion, Made in France
By Alberto Pinto
Located in Miami, FL
Folding chair in lacquered wood with seat in tan leather. Openwork medallion. Made in France. Measures: Height 38” (95.5 cm) Seat height 18.5” (47 cm) Width 19.29” (49 cm) Abou...
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2010s French Alberto Pinto Furniture

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Wood, Leather

French Surrealist Table or Bench by Alberto Pinto for Nobilis, Paris
By Alberto Pinto, Nobilis
Located in New York, NY
A rare French Mid-Century lacquered stool, bench or side table by Alberto Pinto for Nobilis. The piece is conceived as a modern surrealist object with inspiration from Man Ray. The b...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alberto Pinto Furniture

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Wood

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Rough Sea Screen, Room Divider by Artist Taher Chemirik, 2012
By Taher Chemirik
Located in Miami, FL
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2010s French Modern Alberto Pinto Furniture

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Guaxs Somba Table Lamp, Made in Germany
By Guaxs
Located in Miami, FL
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Arcahorn Altea Tray in Macassar Ebony and Gold-Plated Brass by Filippo Dini
By Arcahorn Srl., Filippo Dini
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Plane Tree Jewelry Cabinet
By Elie Bleu
Located in Miami, FL
Wooden jewelry cabinet with glass door and drawers.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Alberto Pinto Furniture

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Wood

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H 19 in. W 12 in. D 9 in.
Meccano Chairs, Made in Italy by Selezioni Domus
By Selezioni Domus
Located in Miami, FL
Armchair Poltroncina Meccano Pelle Capra. 2 in stock. Made in Italy. Floor sample.  
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Alberto Pinto Orientalism by Alberto Pinto Design Book
By Alberto Pinto
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Opulent Pair of French Royal Blue & Gold Silk Damask Three-Cushion Sofas Couches
By Alberto Pinto
Located in New York, NY
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20th Century French Modern Alberto Pinto Furniture

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Alberto Pinto Moderns Coffee Table Book
By Alberto Pinto
Located in North Hollywood, CA
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H 12 in. W 9 in. D 1.50 in.
Alberto Pinto Bedrooms Hardcover Book
By Alberto Pinto
Located in North Hollywood, CA
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Paper

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Alberto Pinto Today Table Book
By Alberto Pinto
Located in North Hollywood, CA
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H 12 in. W 9 in. D 2 in.
Obama: The Historic Journey Hardcover Table Book
By Alberto Pinto
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Obama: The Historic Journey hardcover book– February 16, 2009 by The New York Times (Author), Jill Abramson (Author), Bill Keller (Author) Great table book, hardcover. This is the...
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21st Century Alberto Pinto Rug in Beige and Brown Stripes
By Alberto Pinto
Located in New York, NY
21st century Alberto Pinto rug in beige and brown stripes Size: 9'0" x 15'0" (274 × 457 cm) This outstanding designer rug shows what can be achieved when exquisite craftsmanship is...
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Wool

Chest of Drawers from the Firm of Alberto Pinto
By Alberto Pinto
Located in Stamford, CT
Chest of drawers from the firm of Alberto Pinto with repeating convex mirrors in lacquer ground.
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Late 20th Century French Modern Alberto Pinto Furniture

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Mirror

  • Chest of Drawers from the Firm of Alberto Pinto
  • Chest of Drawers from the Firm of Alberto Pinto
  • Chest of Drawers from the Firm of Alberto Pinto
  • Chest of Drawers from the Firm of Alberto Pinto
H 32.38 in. W 47 in. D 19.75 in.
Alberto Pinto Dining Table
By Alberto Pinto
Located in Pasadena, CA
Stunning and unique glass table that rests on two stone lozenge-shaped pedestals. The glass top has rounded corners and is 1" thick. The lozenge-shaped tops of the pedestals measur...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Alberto Pinto Furniture

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H 29 in. W 102.5 in. D 35 in.
Set of Six Cristobal Dessert or Salad Plates by Alberto Pinto for Limoges
By Alberto Pinto, Limoges
Located in New York, NY
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Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Alberto Pinto Occasional Table
By Alberto Pinto
Located in New York, NY
Alberto Pinto (1945-2012) Kidney-shaped occasional table in chrome with smoked glass top which lights from within. French, c. 1970.
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1970s French Vintage Alberto Pinto Furniture

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  • Alberto Pinto Occasional Table
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H 16.5 in. W 36.25 in. D 20 in.

Alberto Pinto furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Furniture Alberto Pinto are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our Alberto Pinto collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 1 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of Alberto Pinto's original furniture was created in the mid-century modern style in France during the 21st century and contemporary. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Sacha Lakic, Georges Laurent and Clément Brazille. The prices for Alberto Pinto furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $250 and tops out at $27,000, while pieces like these can sell for $4,367 on average.

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