Roberto Aloi, Esempi di Arredamento Moderno di Tutto il Mondo: Sedie Poltrone Divani, 1952, Milan, fig. 208
A contemporary of Gio Ponti and Gino Sarfatti, Franco Buzzi was an Italian designer specializing in the creation of lighting elements. He produced several models working with O-luce and Arteluce. Very recognisable in style, his works have a visual lightness that blend industrial applications together with an elegant and discreet use of form and colour.
Overall very good condition consistent with gentle age and use. Oxidation to the brass parts of the chairs. Minor separation of the top seam running horizontally at the back of one of the armchairs and is not visually distracting. The upholstery is newer "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."