Tomaso Buzzi’s focus on designing glasses lasted only for a few years. Born in Sondrio in 1900, the son of a wealthy family created his first pieces for the Triennials of Decorative Arts in 1927 and 1930. As artistic director of Venini, he put his mind to the material between 1932 and 1934 and designed the 'Laguna' and 'Alga' series for them. Subsequently, he dedicated himself to architecture and the designing of luxurious interiors again.

Buzzi, who studied architecture at the Regio Istituto Tecnico Superiore in Milan, is one of the most versatile designers of Italian modernism. Perhaps this versatility is the very reason why only few monographic studies dedicated to his work can be found to this day. He built villas for the Italian aristocracy, designed fantastic accessories from pillows to screens, and created neo-historicist furniture in fine timbers. He began his career in the circle of artists of the Novecento Milanese group, such as the architects Giovanni Muzio, Ottavio Cabiati and Giuseppe de Finetti, with whom he later founded the Club degli Urbanisti in order to participate in the urban transformation of Milan with projects such as Forma Urbis Mediolani. Gio Ponti was one of his most important companions. Together, they realized Buzzi’s first projects such as the Villa L'Ange Volant in Garches near Paris. Buzzi also was a talented journalist and wrote for the Domus magazine about architecture and topics in the field of Applied Arts.

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Objects by Tomaso Buzzi