Arturo Pani (Mexico, 1915–1981)

Arturo Pani has been called the Jean Royère of Mexico. Like the adored French master of the mid-20th century, Pani won an upper-class clientele who appreciated the vivacity and exuberance he brought to interiors. His specialty was using new materials to reinterpret traditional stylings — the sensuous curves and arabesques of the Rococo; stately neoclassical motifs — for a modern context. Pani ‘s work is a thing apart: at once theatrical and distinguished, playful and grand.


     Pani was born to splendid settings. His father was Mexico’s ambassador to France, and both Pani and his brother Mario, a noted architect of the International Style, would study at the prestigious École des Beaux Arts in Paris. Pani made his name in the late 1930s by designing lavish interiors that belied the austere facade of his brother’s new Hotel Reforma in Mexico City. Mexico’s affluent class welcomed Pani’s technique for juxtaposing Mario’s sleek modernist architectural envelope with voluptuous decor. His style became known as the “Acapulco look” in the 1930s, when Pani became the blossoming Pacific resort’s decorator of choice to the jet set. Pani’s own Acapulco villa would become a favorite backdrop for the society photographer Slim Aarons.


     Though Pani frequently designed furniture along strict, geometric modernist lines — and did, on occasion, produce pieces with wildly flowing futuristic lines — his signature designs were those that offered an idiosyncratic, spare-yet-sumptuous take on historical forms. Pani’s favorite material was wrought iron, usually gilded. With it, he produced tables with elaborate sheaf-of-wheat bases, or scrolling baroque supports; chairs with frames made of iron rods bent to suggest the sinuous seatbacks and cabriole legs of Louis XV pieces; or — jumping a stylistic generation forward — designs with Louis XVI elements such as arrows and chevrons. Pani’s work has again become chic. As you will see on these pages, like few others, Arturo Pani had a true sense of drama. Virtually everything he designed is a showstopper.

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Arturo Pani Attributed Mexican Mid-Century Modern Starburst Table Lamps
Arturo Pani Attributed Mexican Mid-Century Modern ...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Metal, Bronze
Pair of Mid-Century Modern table lamps, attributed to famed Mexican master designer Arturo Pani in the 1960s. The pair is shaped in bronze starbursts atop a solid black painted metal ba...
Mid-Century Modern Leather Club Chair with Matching Ottoman
Mid-Century Modern Leather Club Chair with Matchin...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Brass, Leather, Wood
A Mid-Century Modern leather club chair with matching ottoman. Attributed to Arturo Pani. Red leather, patinated brass and wood. Measures: H 28¼, W 35½, D 32¼, Seat H 15 inches. Ot...
Rare and Fantastic Polished Brass Cobra Coffee Table by Arturo Pani
Rare and Fantastic Polished Brass Cobra Coffee Tab...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass
Rare coffee table by Arturo Pani, 1960s. The table is supported on all four sides by fantastic cobra heads at the upper corners, the serpent's bodies extending to the floor and connecte...
Arturo Pani Wingback Chairs

By Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani Wingback Chairs
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s North American Other Wingback Chairs
Mohair, Mahogany
A rare pair of wingback chairs by Mexican Designer/decorator Arturo Pani. Interesting "scroll" detail on wings, “Cabriole shaped legs and structure of mahogany.” Place of origin: Mexico...
Pair of Mexican Modern Gilt and Painted Iron Marble-Top Tables by Arturo Pani
Pair of Mexican Modern Gilt and Painted Iron Marbl...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Belgian Black Marble, Iron
The Belgian black marble above a painted and gilded iron base with steel "rope" motif to the legs, branded, made in Mexico.
Mexican Modernist Armchairs by Arturo Pani Armchair
Mexican Modernist Armchairs by Arturo Pani Armchai...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Cane, Iron, Gold Leaf
For your consideration, a Mexican modernist armchairs by Arturo Pani armchair, four chairs are available. Mexico City, circa 1950s. Forged iron with gold leaf finish and wicker sea...
Pair of Mexican Modernist Brass Side Tables by Arturo Pani
Pair of Mexican Modernist Brass Side Tables by Art...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Glass
For your consideration, a pair of Mexican modernist brass side tables by Arturo Pani. Mexico, circa 1950s. Solid brass in sculptural shape. Amazing quality. Dimensions: 15" H x 23 1/...
Mexican Modernist Cocktail Table
Mexican Modernist Cocktail Table
Arturo Pani
Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Mahogany
Arturo Pani brass and mahogany cocktail table, Mexico City.
Arturo Pani Lucite Dining Table

By Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani Lucite Dining Table
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Brass, Goatskin, Lucite, Mahogany
Arturo Pani Lucite dining table.
Mid-Century Modern Start Coffee, Cocktail Table At...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Mirror
For your consideration, a Mid-Century Modern start coffee - cocktail table attributed to Arturo Pani. Unique design with start symbol. Original antique mirror with oxidized patina. Di...
Midcentury Mexican Modernist Oval Coffee Table aft...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Iron
For your consideration, an oval coffee table after Arturo Pani, midcentury Mexican Modernist period. Mexico, circa 1950s. Iron frame with brass "X" legs/body frame. Original mirror on...
Pair of Iron and Brass with Glass Top Tables by Arturo Pani

By Arturo Pani
Pair of Iron and Brass with Glass Top Tables by Ar...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Gueridon
Brass, Glass, Iron
The glass top above a brass frieze and decorative iron work, impressed made in Mexico.
Scalloped Edge 1950s Brass Coffee Table Attributed...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Metal, Brass, Glass
Scalloped edge brass coffee table from the 1950s attributed to Arturo Pani with glass top with a mirrored edge. Glass diameter: 52".
Set of Two Sculptural Side Iron Tables, Unique Set...
Arturo Pani, Pablo Romo
2010s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Glass, Iron
For your consideration a prototype unique set of two Iron side tables. by Pablo Romo. Made in California, 2016.     
Mexican Modernist Round Dining Table Attributed to...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Brass, Marble, Mahogany
For your consideration, a sculptural dining table in mahogany wood with sculptural brass sabots,  Mexico, circa 1950s. The table has a marble top (not in the picture). Dimensions: 2...
Bronze Coffee Table by Arturo Pani

By Arturo Pani
Bronze Coffee Table by Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Coffee and Cocktail Tables
A bronze coffee table with leather inset and glass top. Designed by Arturo Pani.
Scroll Leg Mid-Century Modernist Table by Arturo Pani in Bronze and Églomisé
Scroll Leg Mid-Century Modernist Table by Arturo P...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Gold Leaf, Bronze
This important Mid-Century Modernist cocktail table was realized by the celebrated Mexican designer Arturo Pani, circa 1945. Pani represents one of the founders of Mexican Modernism, pi...
Arturo Pani Magnesium Prototype
Arturo Pani Magnesium Prototype
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1960s Mexican Modern Armchairs
Aluminum
Wicker and magnesium/aluminium prototype chair.
Arturo Pani Brass and Glass Coffee Table

By Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani Brass and Glass Coffee Table
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1960s Mexican Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Mirrored cocktail table.
Pair of Arturo Pani Fruit Lamps

By Arturo Pani
Pair of Arturo Pani Fruit Lamps
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1960s Mexican Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
Ceramic fruit lamp with gilded base by Arturo Pani.
Arturo Pani Monumental Commissioned Gate

By Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani Monumental Commissioned Gate
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1960s Mexican Modern Doors and Gates
Iron
Rare monumental gate in hand forged and gilded iron, designed by Arturo Pani, probably for an estate in Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico City. Arturo Pani was one of the most significant f...
Prototype Sheath of Wheat Center Table by Arturo Pani
Prototype Sheath of Wheat Center Table by Arturo P...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1960s Mexican Modern Center Tables
Brass
Solid brass 'Sheath of Wheat ' centre table designed by Mexican designer, Arturo Pani, and fabricated as a prototype by Telleres Chacon, Mexico City. The piece was acquired from Tellere...
Prototype Arturo Pani Attributed Steel and Lucite ...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1960s Mexican Modern Chairs
Steel, Lucite
Set of four Prototype steel and acrylic chairs Attributed to Arturo Pani. Arturo Pani was one of the most significant figures working in design during the Mexican Miracle (1940-1970), ...
Prototype Rocking Chair by Arturo Pani

By Arturo Pani
Prototype Rocking Chair by Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1960s Mexican Modern Chairs
Steel
Prototype hand-forged, steel rocker designed by Arturo Pani and executed by Telleres Chacon, Mexico City. The piece has been reupholstered in hand-stitched, Edelman leather with custom ...
Prototype Steel and Leather 'Throne' Sling Chair b...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1960s Mexican Modern Chairs
Steel
Continuously bent, steel framed leather sling chair referencing a Pre-Columbian throne motif, designed by Arturo Pani and executed by Telleres Chacon. A prototype acquired from Telleres...
Trestle Table attributed to Arturo Pani

By Arturo Pani
Trestle Table attributed to Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1960s Mexican Modern Console Tables
Brass, Wood
Campaign style, mahogany trestle table with brass escutcheons and glass top attributed to Arturo Pani for a family residence in Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico City, circa 1960. Arturo Pa...
Small Crystal Table Lamp  by Arturo Pani

By Arturo Pani
Small Crystal Table Lamp by Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1980s Mexican Modern Table Lamps
Small crystal glass table lamp that reveals a central brass electrical column with scalloped brass trim details, designed by Arturo Pani for a residence, Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico Ci...
Mexican Modernist Door Panel Gold Leaf Decoration
Arturo Pani, Unknown
Vintage 1960s Mexican Hollywood Regency Paintings
Wood
For your consideration, a Mexican modernist door panel gold leaf decoration. The panel is 1/4" thick and is decorated on both sides. Mexico, circa 1960s. Dimensions: 26" W x 70 1/...
Mexican Modernist Neoclassical Roman Column Floor ...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Neoclassical Floor Lamps
Brass, Marble
For your consideration, a Mexican Modernist neoclassical Roman Column floor lamp. Constructed of brass and green marble. Original vintage patina. Roman ornamentations. Dimensions: 7...
Mexican Modernist Neoclassical Game Table Attr Art...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Neoclassical Game Tables
Brass, Stainless Steel, Leather, Formica
For your consideration, a Mexican Modernist Neoclassical Game Table Attr Arturo Pani. Beautiful construction with brass and stainless steel. The reversive top has a black Formica in o...
Large Glass Top Hollywood Regency Spanish Revival ...
Arturo Pani
Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Iron, Wood
Handsome large rectangular thick glass top coffee table in a fabulous gilded and scrolled Hollywood Regency Spanish Revival iron and wood in the style of Arturo Pani. It is in wonderful...
Square Glass Top Hollywood Regency Spanish Revival...
Arturo Pani
Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency End Tables
Glass, Iron, Wood
Handsome large square thick glass top side or end table in a fabulous gilded and scrolled Hollywood Regency Spanish Revival iron and wood in the style of Arturo Pani. It is in wonderful...
Arturo Pani-Talleres Chacón Monumental Cocktail Table

By Arturo Pani, Talleres Chacon
Arturo Pani-Talleres Chacón Monumental Cocktail Ta...
Arturo Pani, Talleres Chacon
20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass
Arturo Pani-Talleres Chacón of Mexico City cocktail table, this item is on sale for a clearance price.
Modernist Brass and Leather Bench Attributed to Arturo Pani
Modernist Brass and Leather Bench Attributed to Ar...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Benches
Brass, Leather
Stunning vintage brass and leather bench attributed to Arturo Pani. This exceptional bench exposes fabulous architectural curved legs.
Mid-Century Mexican Modernist Mahogany Credenza wi...
Arturo Pani, Roberto and Mito Block, Pepe Mendoza
Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Bronze, Malachite, Goatskin, Mahogany
For your consideration a beautiful Credenza with five doors and plenty of storage. The right side has four pull-out drawers constructed with solid wood and double dove tail joints. D...
Pair of Arturo Pani Iron Column Side Tables

By Arturo Pani
Pair of Arturo Pani Iron Column Side Tables
Arturo Pani
20th Century Italian Side Tables
This stunning pair of iron side tables are elegant enough to compliment any room inside the home and comfortable managing everything from a coveted novel to a dry Martini! Made of ir...
Arturo Pani Scalloped Floor Lamp with Table, 1940s...
Arturo Pani, Jean Royère
Vintage 1940s Mexican Neoclassical Floor Lamps
Brass, Iron
For your consideration a beautiful iron and brass scalloped floor lamp with table. Attributed to Arturo Pani. Mostly executed by Talleres Chacon in Mexico City, circa 1949. Dimensio...
Oval Coffee Table after Arturo Pani
Oval Coffee Table after Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Glass
For your consideration a coffee table after Arturo Pani. Rectangular mixed with oval shape. Sculptural legs in solid brass. Brass decorative ornaments. Unmarked.
Mexican Modernist Round Cocktail Table, 1950s
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Mirror
For your consideration a Mexican modernist round cocktail table. Brass frame with églomiséd mirror. The top glass has an églomiséd band around the edge. Unmarked, no information of...
1950s Mexican Table Lamp in Gilt and Iron in the S...
Arturo Pani, Stewart Ross James
Mid-20th Century Mexican Brutalist Table Lamps
Iron
Beautiful gilt iron table lamp, made in Mexico, circa 1950s. Lamp shape not included, for props only. Dimensions: 8" x 8" x 34".  
Low Copper Cocktail Table in the Manner of Arturo ...
Arturo Pani
20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Copper
Arturo Pani low copper cocktail, end or side table with 1/2" distressed edge mirror.
Pair of 1950s Brass Side Tables by Arturo Pani wit...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Mirror
Pair of beautifully handcrafted 1950s Mexican brass side tables by Artuto Pani with acid etched mirrored glass on the top and base.
Set of Metal Dining Chairs by Arturo Pani with Bra...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Metal, Leather
Set of four dining chairs by Arturo Pani from the 1960s upholstered in cream leather on a metal frame with brass back and feet Seat depth 16".
Arturo Pani Tall Cocktail Table

By Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani Tall Cocktail Table
Arturo Pani
Mid-20th Century Mexican Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Elegant Brutalist tall Arturo Pani Industrial wrought iron coffee table, new glass will be ordered upon request to yours or your clients specs, can easily be enlarged all around by 4" t...
Mid-Century Modern Round Wrought Iron Patio Dining...
Arturo Pani
20th Century Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture
Wrought Iron, Laminate
Handsome Mid-Century Modern round white wrought iron patio table base with white slate-like textured laminate top in the style of Arturo Pani. This table is overall in wonderful vintage...
Pair of Table Lamps by Arturo Pani

By Arturo Pani
Pair of Table Lamps by Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1960s Mexican Neoclassical Table Lamps
Metal
Pair of table lamps by Arturo Pani with Greek key elements.
Arturo Pani Round Cocktail Table Solid Brass with ...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass
For your consideration a cocktail table by Arturo Pani. Beautiful and unique design in solid brass. Large glass top (60" in diameter) has an antique mirror band (about 3") Original pa...
Pair of Arturo Pani Style Wrought Iron Gold Leaf L...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s French Neoclassical Table Lamps
Wrought Iron, Gold Leaf
Pair of Hollywood Regency wrought iron gold leaf lamps. Measures: 44.5H (to top of finial). Under socket: 32H. Diameter: 8.5 Shades not included. Arturo Pani Style.
Arturo Pani Chairs

Arturo Pani Chairs
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1940s Armchairs
Cane, Iron
Arturo Pani gilt over iron and hand caned chair. Pani is well-known for the juxtaposition of Classic forms and Mexican materials. Price is per chair. Three chairs available.
Arturo Pani Iron Focal Table

Arturo Pani Iron Focal Table
Arturo Pani, Talleres Chacon
Vintage 1950s Center Tables
Glass, Iron
Arturo Pani iron focal table executed by Talleres Chacon. New 1/2 glass top.
Arturo Pani Modern Mexican Cocktail Coffee Table Brass Base

By Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani Modern Mexican Cocktail Coffee Table B...
Arturo Pani
20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass
Beautiful glass and brass table by Mexican master Arturo Pani.
Pair of Side Chairs by Arturo Pani, circa 1950

By Arturo Pani
Pair of Side Chairs by Arturo Pani, circa 1950
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Brass, Cane, Wrought Iron
Pair of animated and delicate in appearance side chairs by Arturo Pani, Mexico, circa 1950. Wrought iron with brass accents on the back and brass feet, cane back and a newly upholstere...
Pair of Mid-Century Arturo Pani Martini Side Tables

By Arturo Pani
Pair of Mid-Century Arturo Pani Martini Side Table...
Arturo Pani
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Onyx
Pair of Mid-Century handmade Arturo Pani onyx and brass inlaid Martini side tables. Heavy with thick brass legs. Signed underneath.
Mexican Modernist Dining Table in Goatskin Mahogan...
Arturo Pani, Gio Ponti
Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Brass, Goatskin, Mahogany
For your consideration a Mexican modernist dining table in goatskin mahogany and brass. Italian design inspired. Made in Mexico, circa 1950s. Unmarked. Measures: 28 1/2" H x 47 3/...
Arturo Pani Table and Chairs

By Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani Table and Chairs
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1940s Mexican Dining Room Sets
Brass, Cotton, Iron, Marble
Arturo Pani iron and brass table and chairs. Inset marble top. Table measures 53.5" X 26" X 29" tall.
Mexican Modernist Bronze Starburst Table Lamps Att...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Metal, Brass, Bronze
For your consideration a pair of table lamps attributed to Arturo Pani. Starburst shape in solid bronze with base in aluminum painted in black. Lamps have been rewired and are re...
Mid-Century Mexican Modernist Table Lamp with Enam...
Arturo Pani, Maggie Howe
Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Aluminum, Bronze, Enamel, Rosewood
For your consideration a beautiful table lamp in sculptural shape in aluminum painted in black. Fittings and hardware in patinated brass. Decorated with small enamel plates. Lamp is...
Mexican Modernist Oval Dinning Table Base Bronze a...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Center Tables
Brass, Bronze, Steel, Smoked Glass, Travertine
For your consideration beautiful base for a dining table or centre table. Sculptural base in patinated bronze with a travertine base. Oval smoke glass top. Measure: 28 7/8" H x 59...
Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Brass Table Lamp, Me...
Arturo Pani, Roberto and Mito Block
Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass
For your consideration a vintage table lamp constructed of sculptural brass. Unique shape with beautiful vintage patina. Shade no included. Lamps has been rewired. Measures: 20 1/...
Pair of Neoclassical Table Lamps in Mahogany & Nic...
Arturo Pani, Roberto and Mito Block, Luis Barragan
Vintage 1940s Mexican Neoclassical Table Lamps
Nickel, Mahogany
For your consideration a pair of neoclassical table lamps, constructed with solid mahogany and nickel plated hardware. Lamps have been rewired. Beautiful condition. No shades included. ...