If you missed out on “Buattacon” – the flurry of auction activity surrounding the late Mario Buatta’s estate earlier this year – it is not too late to own a treasure from the legendary interior designer’s vast collection. Known for his joyful, whimsical, exuberant style and of course, his passion for chintz, Moda Operandi is now offering a portion of his found antiques all hand-picked by Lauren Santo Domingo, co-founder and Chief Brand Officer. The collaboration ranges from exquisite porcelain décor by Mottahedeh to Chinoiserie furniture and even bronze decorations and tongue-in-cheek pillows that he often used to decorate his clients’ homes. Below are a few of my favorite finds from the Mario Buatta Antiques for Moda Domus collection…
Such beautiful pieces, I want them all! In addition to the fabulous Mario Buatta Antiques for Moda Domus collection, Emily Eerdmans, author of Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration, will be launching The Buatta Boutique, an online selling exhibition of 300+ pieces. The Buatta Boutique will be available on Emily’s website eerdmansnewyork.com (under construction) and will launch on Mario’s birthday, October 20.
If you are interested in acquiring books from Mario’s extensive library, Kinsey Marable & Co. is currently offering curated selections via @kinseymarable on Instagram.
And the last bit of news is that Emily Eerdmans and Rizzoli will be releasing a new Mario Buatta book sharing his secrets and How-tos in Spring 2022. I can hardly wait!