Enamored with Art Deco – Part II


I could spend all day happily modeling Art Deco chairs. So that I will not churn up dozens of them, this time I decided to work on something else: a buffet. An Italian one, to be precise.

Italian Buffet

3D Model of Italian Buffet.

3D Model of Italian Buffet.

“The shelf structure of this Italian buffet is characteristic of Art Deco design, combining clean lines and asymmetry with a luxurious and decorative burr wood finish. The shelf structure contains a mirror on a case with four small drawers and a twin cabinet door enclosing an adjustable shelf. Subtle, inlaid handles are attached to the four drawers and the cabinet doors. The geometric shape is typical of Italian Art Deco, which took its lead from the Wiener Werkstatte. The use of exotic timber is more typical of the French style. W: 177.75cm” (Excerpt from p. 393 of Furniture: World Styles from Classical to Contemporary by Judith Miller.)

Wireframe model of Italian Buffet.

Wireframe model of Italian Buffet.

When I think of “Italian” and “Art Deco” one person that comes to mind is Gio Ponti. He was able to create designs that brought together the streamlined German and American Art Deco with the elegant and luxurious French vein. I am not exactly sure who designed and built the Italian buffet that I just modeled, but I love how this particular piece combines functionality with elegant luxury.

I Would Love to Hear from You!

So, what do you think of this model? Please share your thoughts and opinions in the Comments section below.

Related Links

Enamored with Art Deco Part I – First part of this series, featuring a chair and table by Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann.
Enamored with Art Deco Part III – Features a French U-shaped table, a tulip-shaped sofa and an eight-lamp chandelier.
Enamored with Art Deco Part IV – Final installment features a sculptural uplighter by Eugene Printz.

Recommended Sourcebook


Furniture: World Styles from Classical to Contemporary by Judith Miller (Dorling Kindersley, 2011) – a real treasure trove of furniture, encylopedic in scope, with excellent photographs. Written with knowledge, understanding, and a great deal of passion. My absolute favorite book in the Furniture category.



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2 Responses to “Enamored with Art Deco – Part II”

  1. VLenn says:

    wow! like it, but no offense, wire model looks a lot cooler than textured one ;-)

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