He was a prolific architect, but his real passion was designing furniture. His works range from the traditional and ornate to the futuristic, but they are all of exceptional quality and refinement. His clients were generally quite wealthy and wanted their homes furnished with elegantly modern, functional pieces.
In 1945 he began a collaboration with Ico Parisi that lasted a decade, during which time they designed simple, bare interiors. In 1947 Buffa was invited, along with several other well known Italian designers, to participate in the exhibition The Modern Style of Furnishing, which celebrated the rebirth of inventiveness and elegance in Italian design. The exhibition was repeated in 1948 in Paris, where it was very well received.
Some of Buffa's notable projects were the Royal Palace of the King of Albania in 1940, the Quirinale Hotel in Rome in 1951, the furnishing of the royal yacht of King Farouk of Egypt in 1952 and the furnishing of the cruise liner Leonardo Da Vinci in the 1950s.
From animalidomestici.co.uk, colquide.com and lampedo.com
|Bar cabinet with inlaid brass stars|
|Rosewood side table|
|Lounge chair for the Hotel Bristol in Merano, Italy|