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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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...
Marble and Brass Side Table by Arturo Pani, Mexico, 1960s

By Arturo Pani
Marble and Brass Side Table by Arturo Pani, Mexico...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1960s Mexican End Tables
Brass, Marble
Solid brass side table with a marble top, designed by Arturo Pani for Muller Bros. Mexico City, 1960s. Wonderful patina to the brass legs.  
Pair of 1950s Brass Side Tables by Arturo Pani with Glass Top
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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

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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.
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.
1960s Mexican Modern Iron Dining Table with a Green Marble Top by Arturo Pani
1960s Mexican Modern Iron Dining Table with a Gree...
Arturo Pani
Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Wrought Iron, Marble
This Mexican modern 1960s iron dining table with a green marble top by Arturo Pani features a gold rim around the tabletop, with a curved X-shape stretcher. The feet of the table featur...
Parchment and Gold Leaf Screen Arturo Pani

By Arturo Pani
Parchment and Gold Leaf Screen Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Home Accents
Brass, Gold Leaf, Parchment Paper, Wood
Screen or room divider by Mexican Designer Arturo Pani. Three panel screen with parchment on one side and gold leaf on the other. Bronze applications on top and side panel.
Pair of Bronze Tables by Arturo Pani

By Arturo Pani
Pair of Bronze Tables by Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Hollywood Regency End Tables
Bronze, Glass, Mirror
Designed by Arturo Pani and crafted by metal artisan circa 1950s, Model no 3026, these pair of bronze side table showcases the signature exuberance of the designer. Glamorous in its Hol...
Arturo Pani Stainless Brass Side Tables

By Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani Stainless Brass Side Tables
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Mirror, Stainless Steel
For your consideration a pair of modernist side table designed by Arturo Pani. Stainless steel with brass frame. Mirror top (original). Features a pull-out drawer. Amazing design, v...
Arturo Pani Wingback Chairs

By Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani Wingback Chairs
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s North American Other Wingback Chairs
Mahogany, Mohair
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...
Custom Faux Bamboo Brass Side Table by Arturo Pani
Custom Faux Bamboo Brass Side Table by Arturo Pani...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Glass
For your consideration a side table in faux bamboo by Arturo Pani. New glass top. Clean modern design.
Mexico, Arturo Pani Lacquer and Slate Console

By Arturo Pani
Mexico, Arturo Pani Lacquer and Slate Console
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Credenzas
Brass, Lacquer, Slate
Arturo Pani brass, cadet blue lacquer and slate topped console table with three drawers.
Mid Century Mexican Modernist Arturo Pani Rectangu...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Glass
For your consideration a beautiful coffee table in solid brass with glass top, designed by Arturo Pani, Mexico, circa 1950s. Original vintage patina present.  Please click in our AM...
Arturo Pani Round Cocktail Table

By Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani Round Cocktail Table
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Mirror, Brass
For your consideration a beautiful round cocktail table by Arturo Pani. Round table with two tiers. Top tier has a round glass top with a 3 1/2" mirror band. The table is constr...
Set of Four Chairs by Arturo Pani

By Arturo Pani
Set of Four Chairs by Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1940s Mexican Hollywood Regency Side Chairs
Mahogany
For your consideration a set of four dining chairs designed by Arturo Pani. Sculptural legs constructed with solid mahogany wood. The front legs have sculptural brass tips. Dimens...
Arturo Pani Coffee Table

By Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani Coffee Table
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Aluminum, Brass, Glass, Iron, Mirror
Neoclassical coffee table designed by Arturo Pani, Mexico city, circa 1960s. Solid iron frame with sculptural legs. The legs are constructed of several parts of spun aluminum and bra...
Pair of Arturo Pani Club Chairs

By Arturo Pani
Pair of Arturo Pani Club Chairs
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1940s Club Chairs
Leather
Pair of Arturo Pani oversize club chairs designed for the Club Banqueros of Mexico City. Documented. Newly Upholstered.
Arturo Pani Brass and Iron, Lacquered Wood and Sto...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1940s Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Iron, Stone, Wood
Arturo Pani brass and iron, lacquered wood and stone cocktail table.
Arturo Pani Round Cocktail Table with Eglomized Top
Arturo Pani Round Cocktail Table with Eglomized To...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Mirror
For your consideration a beautiful cocktail table designed by Arturo Pani. Two tier table with unusual eglomized band and bottom. Solid brass sculptural legs.
Pair of Large Arturo Pani Club Chairs

By Arturo Pani
Pair of Large Arturo Pani Club Chairs
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1960s Mexican Club Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
Pair of Large Arturo Pani Club Chairs with Mahogany Base. These Chairs came from a Mexico City Residence.
Pair of Arturo Pani Metal and Travertine Side Tables

By Arturo Pani
Pair of Arturo Pani Metal and Travertine Side Tabl...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Pair of side tables designed by the Mexican designer Arturo Pani, who was very influenced by his studies in Paris. Metal bases are gilded, featuring his faux rope motif, binding a group...
Pair of Arturo Pani Chairs

By Arturo Pani
Pair of Arturo Pani Chairs
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1940s North American Armchairs
Mahogany
Pair of custom Arturo Pani lounge chairs from Mexico City. Mahogany legs, brass sabots and new glazed linen upholstery. Arm height 24".
Pair of Brass Side Table by Arturo Pani

By Arturo Pani
Pair of Brass Side Table by Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Art Glass, Brass
For your consideration a custom-made pair of side tables in solid brass frame and glass top (with silver/mirror) band. Clean modern lines.
Arturo Pani Brass Console Mexican Mid Century Modernist
Arturo Pani Brass Console Mexican Mid Century Mode...
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Console Tables
Brass, Mirror
For your consideration an Arturo Pani brass console. Sculptural brass frame with églomiséd mirror top. Please click in our AMBIANIC logo to view all our inventory
Arturo Pani Bronze and Wrought Iron Floor Lamp

By Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani Bronze and Wrought Iron Floor Lamp
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1940s Mexican Floor Lamps
Bronze, Wrought Iron
Arturo Pani bronze and wrought iron floor lamp. Executed by Studio Chacon. Mexico City, 1948. Hand-wrought. Rewired. Shade additional $400.00.
Arturo Pani Cocktail Table

By Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani Cocktail Table
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Slate
Arturo Pani Brass and Slate Coctail Table. Mexico City
Arturo Pani Rectangular Side Table

By Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani Rectangular Side Table
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Brass, Mirror, Glass
For your consideration a vintage brass side table with eglomized glass on top and bottom. Sculptural and unique shape.
Arturo Pani Floor Lamp

By Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani Floor Lamp
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Floor Lamps
Brass, Iron
Arturo Pani Iron and Brass Floor Lamp 1950s Mexico City. Lamp shade is $400 additional
Pair of 1950's Arturo Pani Lounge Chairs

By Arturo Pani
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Pair of 1950's Arturo Pani Lounge Chairs
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Velvet, Wood
Pair of 1950's Arturo Pani lounge chairs upholstered in beige velvet
Arturo Pani Iron and Brass Stool

By Arturo Pani
Arturo Pani Iron and Brass Stool
Arturo Pani
Vintage 1950s Stools
Brass, Iron
Arturo Pani Iron and Brass Stool. New upholstery Executed by Talleres Chacon. Mexico City
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