The Attenuated Elegance and Lyrical Brio of Ico Parisi

Ico Parisi

Ico Parisi 1stdibs.com

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.

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Ico Parisi

Ico Parisi 1stdibs

 

 

Online marketplace 1stdibs has terrific examples of Parisi’s work.

 

 

 

Donzella offers a wide range of Italian modernist designs by Parisi.

Donzella offers a wide range of Italian modernist designs by Parisi. Donzella

 

 

Donzella, a showroom in Tribeca, offers a wide range of Italian modernist designs by Parisi, Gio Ponti, Paola Buffa, Franco Albini, and others.

 

 

 

“Carlo Scarpa: Venini, 1932-1947”

“Carlo Scarpa: Venini, 1932-1947” by Marino Barovier

…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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The Attenuated Elegance and Lyrical Brio of Ico Parisi