Ico Parisi, ‘Wall Mounted Rosewood Console Table’, ca. 1950, Donzella LTD

Produced by Spartaco Brugnoli, Cantú. Important console of rosewood veneer with gently beveled edges. Four drawers, floating shelf, and three architectural supports.

Image rights: Donzella LTD

Manufacturer: Spartaco Brugnoli, Cantú, Italy.

-Design Miami, Dec. 2009

From Casa Trombetta - Como, Italy. This piece was bought directly from the family of its original owners. This piece has been authenticated by the Parisi Archives.

About Ico Parisi

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.

Italian, 1916-1996