Ico Parisi Attributed Vintage Pair of Nightstands with Glass Paste Top


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We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. To lower the cost of shipping, particularly bulky and heavy items, we can arrange to send them by sea. Pair of original and unique nightstands made of lacquered maple wood; the large lower space of each nightstand is enclosed by two elegantly rounded doors; the doors, fitted with brass handles, have been made so that their height slightly exceeds the glass top, thus creating a comfortable and refined height difference; the legs are triangular in cross-section and tapered downward, very graceful and distinctive is the brass protection at the end; the legs with their pure, angular linearity contrast nicely with the curvilinear design of the nightstands; the top is made of glass and the light green color has not been affixed to the surface but has been amalgamated with the fusion of the glass itself (glass paste), which thus cannot wear or change color over time. Artisans have treated the maple wood with ancient techniques of sanding, varnishing, and polishing, thus enhancing the chromatics, flaming, and grain of this beautiful wood. The style of the nightstands is that of the 1950s which asserts futuristic imagery, without superfluous ornamentation, very minimal. They were handcrafted between 1950 and 1953 in Meda in the province of Monza and Brianza in Lombardy, Italy, a locality famous for its design industry and historic handcrafted production of classic and modern furniture; all the parameters of the bedside tables lead us to attribute them with good certainty to the famous Italian designer Ico Parisi. Ico Parisi (Palermo 1916 - Como 1996) was one of the leading figures in the culture of Como 900, since 1936 he worked at the important Studio Terragni, where he met and frequented famous personalities of architecture and art of Como, between 1948 and 1950 Ico Parisi is dedicated to the study of furniture and furniture design, and in 1951 he began friendships and collaborations with artists, designers, and architects such as Lucio Fontana, Bruno Munari, Mario Radice, and Gio Ponti. These relationships profoundly influenced his approach to architecture and furniture design and exemplify Ico Parisi's desire to integrate a synthesis of the arts into his work. By the mid-1950s, Parisi had become one of Italy's most influential furniture designers, with a unique modern aesthetic that uses softwoods often shaped into sweeping undulating curves and brightly colored upholstery. He also lived a socio-urbanistic, strongly utopian experience with interesting graphic research, the subject of countless group and solo exhibitions.Ico Parisi is a "humanistic" figure of artist-artist difficult to place, he was an architect and designer but also a photographer, film director, and painter, in short, an artist at 360 degrees; he died in Como 19 December 1996. Measures width cm.56, depth cm.33, height cm.56. The nightstands are in good condition. For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (wooden crates, styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the objects.

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Place of origin:
Mid-Century Modern
Dimensions (cm):
56H x 56W x 33D
Dimensions (inch):
22,05H x 22,05W x 12,99D
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Glass, Maple wood
Good; Wear consistent with age and use. The nightstands are in good condition.
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