Ico Parisi walnut, Credenza, 1950
Sublime Italian Mid Century Modern Ico Parisi Walnut Credenza Italy circa 1950, the upper section with a clear glass shelf tenoned into stylised tall and elegant end legs, the suspended rectangular body with bronzed foil inset under a clear glass top, over four short drawers, flanked by two end cupboards with reeded fronts with green ceramic knobs adorned with four coloured abstract modernist glass panels, Ico Parisi’s designs conceive an extravagant form of mid century modernism, designing elegant and stylish furniture that always shout for attention, a truly stunning piece that will be the focal point for any design scheme, reserve now
About: Ico Parisi (1916 - 1996) was an Italian architect and designer. Born Domenico Parisi in 1916 in Palermo, Italy, he was involved in building construction and architecture in Como during his early adulthood. By the 1940s, Parisi took up filmmaking and began designing furniture in 1945, for which he would become most renowned. His designs are characterised by their Italian mid-century Modern aesthetic, constructed using soft woods often cut into boomerang-like shapes, augmented by metal slats and boldly coloured upholstery. His most prolific period was the two decades that preceded 1965, when he married and formed a design team with his wife, Louisa Aiani, in 1948. He studied architecture between 1949–1952 under Alberto Sartoris at the Institute Atheneum in Lausanne, Switzerland, and became a member of the Associazione per il Disegno Industriale in 1956.
Practical & Beautiful
Condition: The credenza is offered in wonderful original condition, all drawers and doors open and close smoothly, no odours or smells, wonderful patina.
Width: 70.47” / 179cm
Depth: 17.51” / 44.5cm
Height: 42.91” / 109cm.