I just returned from a buying trip to Europe for my Los Angeles showroom, and I brought back some wonderful pieces by the 20th-century furniture and interior designer Ico Parisi. His work combines an attenuated elegance with a kind of brio typical of Italian modernism. It’s a bit more lyrical than a lot of American midcentury design.
Get the look:
Online marketplace 1stdibs has terrific examples of Parisi’s work.
Donzella, a showroom in Tribeca, offers a wide range of Italian modernist designs by Parisi, Gio Ponti, Paola Buffa, Franco Albini, and others.
…and what could look better on a Parisi table than a beautiful piece of Venini glass? Marino Barovier’s catalogue of Carlo Scarpa designs, “Carlo Scarpa: Venini, 1932-1947” surveys the best of the best.
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