Ico Parisi, ‘Rare pair of armchairs’, circa 1947, Phillips
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Ico Parisi

Rare pair of armchairs, circa 1947

Chestnut, fabric upholstery.
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Each: 30 1/4 x 29 1/4 x 28 3/4 in. (76.7 x 74.3 x 73 cm)

Manufactured by Ariberto Colombo, Cantù, …

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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, ‘Rare pair of armchairs’, circa 1947, Phillips
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Each: 30 1/4 x 29 1/4 x 28 3/4 in. (76.7 x 74.3 x 73 cm)

Manufactured by Ariberto Colombo, Cantù, Italy. Reverse of each with manufacturer's metal label printed COLOMBO FRANCO • CANTÙ • TEL 73/IMBOTTITURA DI/"gommapiuma m.r."/Pirelli sapsa.

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Phillips would like to thank Roberta Lietti …

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
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

Rare pair of armchairs, circa 1947

Chestnut, fabric upholstery.
Bidding closed
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