Ico Parisi, ‘Coffee table, model no. 1116, from the "Modern by Singer" furniture line’, circa 1951, Phillips
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Ico Parisi

Coffee table, model no. 1116, from the "Modern by Singer" furniture line, circa 1951

Walnut-veneered wood, walnut, brass.
17 1/5 × 59 1/10 × 19 7/10 in
43.8 × 150 × 50 cm
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Interior of two legs impressed 23 and two impressed 24. Manufactured by Fratelli Rizzi, Intimiano, …

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Ico Parisi
Italian, 1916–1996
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Ico Parisi was one of the influential designers who shaped the look of the 1950s. The Sicilian-born architect considered himself a Renaissance man, and he was prolific as a filmmaker and designer of furniture, glass, and jewelry. Alone or in collaboration with his wife, Luisa, a student of Gio Ponti, Parisi worked to create desks, chairs, and upholstered sofas in wood and metal for high-end clients. In pieces like his 1955 lounge chair, with its crimson or lime green upholstery and curvaceous wooden frame, Parisi’s work epitomizes the funky, modernist style of the early atomic age.

Ico Parisi, ‘Coffee table, model no. 1116, from the "Modern by Singer" furniture line’, circa 1951, Phillips
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Interior of two legs impressed 23 and two impressed 24. Manufactured by Fratelli Rizzi, Intimiano, Italy for Singer & Sons, New York.

From the Catalogue:
Phillips would like to thank Roberta Lietti of the Archivio del Design di Ico Parisi for her assistance cataloguing the present lot.
—Courtesy of Phillips

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Ico Parisi
Italian, 1916–1996
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Ico Parisi was one of the influential designers who shaped the look of the 1950s. The Sicilian-born architect considered himself a Renaissance man, and he was prolific as a filmmaker and designer of furniture, glass, and jewelry. Alone or in collaboration with his wife, Luisa, a student of Gio Ponti, Parisi worked to create desks, chairs, and upholstered sofas in wood and metal for high-end clients. In pieces like his 1955 lounge chair, with its crimson or lime green upholstery and curvaceous wooden frame, Parisi’s work epitomizes the funky, modernist style of the early atomic age.

Ico Parisi

Coffee table, model no. 1116, from the "Modern by Singer" furniture line, circa 1951

Walnut-veneered wood, walnut, brass.
17 1/5 × 59 1/10 × 19 7/10 in
43.8 × 150 × 50 cm
Bidding closed
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