Skip to main content

Donghia

With distinctive style touches like gray flannel upholstery and overstuffed seating, American designer Angelo Donghia (1935–85) was a visionary leader of bold interior design and furniture in the 1970s and ’80s. Although Donghia lived only to age 50, by the time of his death from AIDS-related pneumonia, his name graced numerous furniture and decor companies, in addition to his own interior designs.

After graduating from Parsons School of Design in 1959, Donghia joined the interiors firm of Yale R. Burge, and his star rose quickly from there. By 1963, he had been appointed vice president and in 1966, partner — a move that came with a name change for the firm to Burge-Donghia Interiors. In 1968, he founded the fabrics and wall coverings company & Vice Versa, and in 1978 he founded Donghia Furniture. With this holistic approach, Donghia was able to oversee nearly every element of an interior design project, which, for him, spanned everything from corporate offices (notably PepsiCo’s world headquarters in Purchase, New York) to the Metropolitan Opera Club at Lincoln Center to residential interiors for clients such as Diana Ross and Ralph Lauren.

After he inherited Burge’s firm, he continued to develop its reach as Donghia Associates. He opened a series of showrooms around the country to offer his designs to a wider audience, who loved the company’s marriage of minimal forms with luxe materials. His silver-foil ceilings, mixing of eclectic textile patterns and plush furniture set trends and, through mass marketing, influenced the direction of American interior design.

“I feel that I’ve developed my own style that is as classic and minimal as the ’30s style it reflects,” the designer once told New York magazine. In 2015, the retrospective “Angelo Donghia: Design Superstar” at the New York School of Interior Design chronicled his influence on all facets of modern interiors, from furnishings to wall coverings. It’s an approach that still resonates today. Donghia continued to operate as a company after his death, acquired by the Rubelli Group in 2005. After it filed for bankruptcy in 2020 and closed its showrooms, its name, designs, archives and inventory were acquired by Kravet.

Find authentic Donghia furniture today on 1stDibs.

Average Sold Price
$3,942
Styles
Materials
Clear Murano Glass and Brass Table Lamp by John Hutton for Donghia
By John Hutton, Donghia
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Glamorous 1980’s clear Murano glass and satin brass table lamp designed by John Hutton for Donghia. The lamp is signed on the bottom, where the cord comes out(see detail photos). Ne...
Category

1980s Italian Modern Vintage Donghia

Materials

Brass

Donghia for Tuscany Confetti Dessert Plates ~ Set of 6
By Donghia
Located in New York, NY
A set of six (6) porcelain dessert plates by Angelo Donghia for Tuscany in the Confetti pattern, a free form earth-toned neutral design. Japan, circa 1970. Each plate measures ...
Category

1970s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Donghia

Materials

Ceramic

21st Century Donghia Esha Alta Murano Glass Block Gold Table Lamp Pair
By Donghia
Located in Glasgow, GB
An eye catching set of lamps by Donghia. Featuring stacked hand-made clear Murano glass blocks arranged in a puzzle like style, with mica inclusions on a base of brushed satin bras...
Category

2010s American Modern Donghia

Materials

Brass

Donghia Bar Stools
By Donghia
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Set of three Donghia Barstools, with a pretty floral pattern. I believe the hardwood frame to be Maple. The stools have a metal reinforced piece on the foot rest. They are in good vi...
Category

Early 2000s American Donghia

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • Donghia Bar Stools
  • Donghia Bar Stools
  • Donghia Bar Stools
  • Donghia Bar Stools
H 38.5 in. W 20 in. D 18 in.
Large Paneled & Segmented Full Length Wall Mirror by Donghia
By Donghia
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous segmented tall mirror with 15 panels of hand distressed mirror on board. Framed in a mottled carved ribbed wood frame. Can be hung in either direction. Was in the Donghia sh...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Donghia

Materials

Mirror, Hardwood

Vintage Contemporary Donghia Murano Glass Table Lamps, a Pair
By Donghia
Located in west palm beach, FL
Fantastic vintage pair of Murano glass lamps. The iconic glass ball bearing shape. Beautiful striped glass that is signed on the base. Twisted raw silk cord. Acquired from a Palm Bea...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Donghia

Materials

Silk, Murano Glass

20th Century Donghia Bond Street Chaise Longue in Grey Wool
By Donghia
Located in Glasgow, GB
Bond Street Chaise Longue by Donghia This glamorous, and sophisticated chaise, by the well revered, Donghia Furniture Company, called the "Bond Street," Collection Chaise, with an ...
Category

1990s Italian Hollywood Regency Donghia

Materials

Wool

Sublime Pair of Rattan and Mahogany Loungers by Hutton for Donghia, circa 1995
By John Hutton, Donghia
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent lounge chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and ready for upholstery. Expe...
Category

1990s Unknown Organic Modern Donghia

Materials

Rattan, Mahogany

Browse all Furniture from Donghia
Shop Now

Donghia Sellers

Tom Robinson Modern
5.0
Show Pony Palm Beach
5.0
Bridges Over Time
5.0
Seguso Vetri D'Arte, Murano Puro
5.0
Black Rock Galleries
5.0
Iconic Design Gallery, Inc.
4.9

Donghia furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Furniture Donghia are for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Donghia furniture there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 46 vintage editions of these items, while there are also 3 modern editions to choose from. Many original furniture by Donghia were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Bernhardt, Walter Lamb and Ficks Reed. The prices for Donghia furniture can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at US$500 and tops out at US$39,500, while pieces like these can sell for US$4,998 on average..
Questions About Donghia
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Donghia is still in business as of January 2021. However, the brand did announce it was closing its showrooms in 2020, and Kravet Inc., purchased Donghia following bankruptcy proceedings. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Donghia furniture from some of the world’s top sellers.

Recently Viewed

View More