Monday, June 1, 2009

Arturo Pani Chairs


The Chair below I am in love with. I mean in LOVE !
Arturo Pani Gilt over Iron Hand Forged Chair
Mexico City
1940s
Arturo Pani Hand Forged Iron Chair with 22kt Gilt. 
Executed by Talleres Chacon. Acquired from a Polanco Residence, Mexico City. 

"Arturo Pani (1915-1981?) was born in Mexico City to a well known diplomatic family. At the age of 4 in 1919 he traveled with his family to live in Europe as his father was appointed Mexico’s Counsel General to Belgium, later moving to Milan as his father’s position changed. In 1925 the family settled in Paris and remained there until 1935. 
Arturo was the younger brother of Mario Pani, well known Mexican Modernist Architect and editor of the magazine Architectura/Mexico for over 40 years. After completing studies in the private school Janson de Sailly both Mario and Arturo entered the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Mario was inclined toward architecture and Arturo chose decoration and interior design. Both brothers returned to Mexico City by 1935. Arturo’s first project was the furniture design and decoration of the family house on Lieja Street. Mario’s first major project was the construction of the Hotel Reforma in 1936 which became the emblem of Mexican Modernism. Arturo Pani was given free reign to design the furniture and interiors of the lobby and several salons of the Hotel Reforma. Diego Rivera created the murals for the one of the dining rooms. The social standing of the family allowed Arturo to begin his career with the decorating company De la Pena, Lascurain y Compania. The company took advantage of the Pani name and presented Arturo as the Senior Decorator. 
Arturo Pani went on to create a career that spanned over 40 years. He became “the” decorator to the elite of Mexico City and his studio, Arturo Pani SA, remained at Niza #30 well into the 1970s. In the late 1950s Pani became known internationally for creating the “Acapulco Look”.

Do you like the look of these chairs for a dining room ? Would you do it ?


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8 comments:

  1. Absolutely love the chairs, don't know that I would use them in a dining room...my dinner parties tend to last a long time so a nice cozy chair back is a good thing.

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  2. I would love to see these in a conservatory, breakfast room! Imagine the sun hitting them! And lit at night with the black backdrop of glass!

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  3. Trés FAB chairs!!!

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  4. S-
    i know, i think they are stunners !
    x

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  5. fifi

    the are !
    the top chair is $5k.

    xx

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  6. Thanks for the nice intro to these beautiful chairs. Oh my gosh, how gorgeous. I'd love a set of 8. :)

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  7. Pretty cool stuff, I saw this site with some useful info on antique dining chairs. I hope it helps you.

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