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Paolo Buffa Console Tables

Italian, 1903-1970

With a surname that loosely translates to a synonym for “bizarre” in Italian, Milanese designer and architect Paolo Buffa is best known for capturing the best of both old and new in his plush, enveloping lounge chairs and wingback chairs as well as his range of modern tables, each dazzling and provocative but built using classical techniques.

Purposely playful and airy, mid-century Italian interiors encouraged merriment and socializing. Buffa’s work was well suited to this, but unlike the postwar designers who established recognizable trademarks and signatures, his vintage furniture for Cassina and other firms — the sculptural side tables and case pieces of walnut and solid oak, the luxurious sheepskin sofas — differed considerably from one design to the next, making them appealing to a range of interior decorators and socialites with specific taste. The son of a highly sought-after artist, Giovanni Buffa, Paolo graduated in 1927 from Politecnico di Milano. He then spent time working under architects and designers Gio Ponti and Emilio Lancia. Ponti, who himself crafted thousands of furnishings and endlessly creative rooms, was so taken with the young designer that in 1928 he featured his simple and elegant rosewood dressing table in his new magazine, Domus.

After opening a firm with his regular collaborator Antonio Cassi Ramelli, Buffa became one of the leading tastemakers of Italian mid-century modern furnishings, designing for villas and residential buildings across the country. His style was a mix of Art Deco, Rationalism, neoclassicism and a bit of whimsy. He used high-quality materials and regularly worked with local ateliers known for their fine craftsmanship to produce his designs, such as Serafino Arrighi and Marelli & Colico. In 1940, he partnered with the Mario Quarti furniture studio on the royal palace of Albania’s King Zog, with Buffa designing the furniture, and in 1951, Egypt’s King Farouk enlisted him to redecorate his yacht.

While Buffa’s transcendent pieces are now collector’s items, there are a few still in production, such as those he made with Angelo Marelli. His eponymous firm, the Italian furniture producer Eredi Marelli, still manufactures some designs based on Buffa’s archives.

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Creator: Paolo Buffa
Console table by Paolo Buffa, Italy, 1950s.
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Palermo, PA
Classic console table by Paolo Buffa, Italian production circa 1950s. Marble top, wooden frame, brass details and feet. Excellent condition, some signs of time, ready to be used at h...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Console Tables

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Marble, Brass

Mid Century Vintage Italian Paolo Buffa Rosewood Dining Table Set Chairs 1950s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Dublin, Ireland
This is a wonderful Mid Century Dining Table and Chairs by The Famed Italian architect/designer, Paolo Buffa (1903-1970). Thi...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Paolo Buffa Console Tables

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Brass

20th Century Paolo Buffa Wall Console with marble top
By Paolo Buffa, Serafino Arrighi
Located in Turin, Turin
Paolo Buffa (Milan 1903-1970), architect and designer, worked in the field of furniture design. Trained in the studio of Ponti and Lancia, from where he borrowed elements of neoclass...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Console Tables

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Marble, Brass

Italian Art Deco Cherry Wood and Siena Marble Console By Paolo Buffa, 1940s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Meda, MB
This Art Deco hanging console was produced in Italy in the 1940s by Paolo Buffa. It is completely made of cherry wood with a Siena marble top. The matching mirror is also available.
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Paolo Buffa Console Tables

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Marble

Italian Art Deco Set of Console and Mirror By Paolo Buffa, 1940s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Meda, MB
This Art Deco set features a mirror and its matching wall hanging console. They were both produced in Italy in the 1940s by Paolo Buffa. The console has a cherry wood structure wit...
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Paolo Buffa Console Tables

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Marble

Console Neoclassical Paolo Buffa design 1950 Italy Brass marble Wood
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Elegant lines of great class as Paolo Buffa knew how to do.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Console Tables

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Marble, Brass

Paolo Buffa, Art Déco Console table in wood and brass, Italy, 1930s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Argelato, BO
Paolo Buffa (1903-1970) , Console in Walnut, rosewood veneer and silvered brass, Italy 1930s Very rare console designed by Paolo Buffa and exhibited for the first time at the IV In...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Paolo Buffa Console Tables

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Brass

Mid Century Italian Rosewood and Marble Console By Paolo Buffa 1950s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Mid Century Italian Rosewood and Marble Console by Paolo Buffa, crafted in the 1950s, is an exquisite piece of furniture that exudes timeless elegance. Designed by the renowned I...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Console Tables

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Marble, Brass

20th Century Paolo Buffa Console Yellow Marble Tabletop and Wooden Structure 50s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Turin, Turin
Paolo Buffa (Milan 1903-1970), architect and designer, worked in the field of furniture design. Trained in the studio of Ponti and Lancia, from where he borrowed elements of neoclass...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Console Tables

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Marble

Paolo Buffa Console Table in Grinded Oak with a Beautiful Marble Top
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Milano, IT
Paolo Buffa Elegant console table in grinded Oak with a beautiful marble top. Manufactured by Serafino Arrighi, 1940s. Bibl: Roberto Aloi, Esempi Arredamento Moderno, Milano...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paolo Buffa Console Tables

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Marble

20th Century Paolo Buffa Console with Handles Designed by Giovanni Gariboldi
By Paolo Lietti & Figli, Paolo Buffa
Located in Turin, Turin
Paolo Buffa (Milan 1903-1970), architect and designer, worked in the field of furniture design. Trained in the studio of Ponti and Lancia, from where he borrowed elements of neoclassical inspiration, in 1928, Buffa opened his own studio with Cassi Ramelli...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Console Tables

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Brass

Paolo Buffa Mid-Century Sideboard in Wood
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful wooden sideboard designed by Paolo Buffa in the 1950s of fine Italian manufacture. The sideboard is made of a very beautiful and distinctive light wood. There are two wood...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Console Tables

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Brass

Fine Italian Mid Century Two-Tiered Eagle Console By Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Westport, CT
A superb two-tiered console/sideboard with beveled black floating glass plateau supported by bronze eagle heads above an elegant rosewood base compri...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paolo Buffa Console Tables

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Rosewood

Mid-Century Italian Console Wood Marble Portoro Solid Brass Paolo Buffa Design
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Mid-century Italian console wood marble Portoro solid Brass Paolo buffa design, Elegance and refinement for your home.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Console Tables

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Marble, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Art Deco Console by Paolo Buffa Per Permanente Mobili Cantù
By Paolo Buffa, La Permanente Mobili Cantù
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Mid Century Modern Art Deco console from Cantu, by Paolo Buffa, in solid hand carved carved maple and walnut veneered, handle in gilt brass. Measures cm: H 83, W 102, D 34 About...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Paolo Buffa Console Tables

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Paolo Buffa Console
By Paolo Buffa
Located in New York, NY
Paolo Buffa wall-mounted, bow front console table with inset marble top. Wood inlaid veneer in a classical motif apron above brass-mounted feet...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Paolo Buffa Console Tables

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Marble

Italian Console Table by Paolo Buffa, circa 1945
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Houston, TX
Italian sculpted walnut console table with cross bands and bronze sabots by Paolo Buffa, circa 1945.
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1940s Italian Neoclassical Vintage Paolo Buffa Console Tables

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Paolo Buffa Console, 1940s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Graciousness for this ash tree console 1940 with a black glass on top. Paolo Buffa, renowned Italian designer for his midcentury furniture: Tradition, modernity in his easy living -...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Console Tables

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Paolo Buffa Rare Vanity Table or Console, 1940s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Paolo Buffa was a prolific Italian designer who worked for Gio Ponti, his success with Milanese upper classes pushed him to open his own studio where he could create unique furniture combining high quality techniques and finest materials due to his collaboration with talented ebenists. Streamline movement, opulent touches and modern vision of Art where Buffa main principles. This elegant vanity table or console (dual use item )is made of Maple wood with three large hand carved leaves holding the table top. There is a single drawer and a creamy parchment around the free form shape. Full of sensuality ,graciousness: this piece represents Buffa sensitivity for avant garde form and lighter Art Deco...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paolo Buffa Console Tables

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Rare Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboard/ Bar / Console by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in New York, NY
An Elegant, Timeless and Enchanting Italian Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical cabinet / bar / sideboard / credenza / console / sofa table by Paolo Buffa, circa 1950. The cabinet / ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paolo Buffa Console Tables

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Large Rosewood Console by Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
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Impressive rosewood console by Italian designer Paolo Buffa. Long rosewood console featuring elegant legs supported by brass sabots, and a marquetry neoclassical lidded tazza flanke...
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Wooden Console by Paolo Buffa circa 1930, Italy
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Paolo Buffa console tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Paolo Buffa console tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Paolo Buffa console tables, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original console tables by Paolo Buffa were created in the mid-century modern style in italy during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider console tables by Pier Luigi Colli, Ico Parisi, and Ettore Sottsass. Prices for Paolo Buffa console tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,118 and can go as high as $18,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $9,087.

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