Mid-Century Italian Coffee Table with Marble Top Attributed to Ico Parisi (1950s)
Mid-Century Italian Coffee Table Attributed to Ico Parisi (1950s). A mostly reddish, rectangular marble top sits upon a very stylish base consisting of Parisi's iconic wooden legs and brass feet. The legs are constructed using softwoods often cut into boomerang-like shapes. These two double V-shaped elements are joined together by a central strut. The supports are positioned in such a way that the lower arms bear the weight of the table on the floor, while the upper arms support the four corners of the table top. In good overall condition with some minor blemishing on the wooden legs and brass feet commensurate with age. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying this listing. Upon request a video of the piece may be provided.
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About the Artist: Ico Parisi (1916-1996) was an Italian architect and designer. Born Domenico Parisi in Palermo, Sicily, he was involved in building construction and architecture in Como during his early adulthood. By the 1940s, Parisi took up filmmaking and began designing furniture in 1945, for which he would become most renowned. His designs are characterised by their Italian mid-century Modern aesthetic, constructed using softwoods often cut into boomerang-like shapes, augmented by metal slats and boldly coloured upholstery. His most prolific period was the two decades that preceded 1965, when he married and formed a design team with his wife, Luisa Aiani, in 1948. He studied architecture between 1949–1952 and became a member of the Associazione per il Disegno Industriale in 1956.
H 47.5 cm / 18.7"
W 97.5 cm / 38.4"
D 48 cm / 18.9"