Pair of Vintage Italian Bedside Tables (circa 1950s)
Pair of vintage Italian bedside tables, possibly by Ico Parisi (circa 1950s). Very stylish pieces with slews of character and charm. There are two horizontal surfaces for storage or display with the top made of glass and two small drawers with each table. One of the tables is less well balanced in terms of stability than the other. The same table's right hand drawer has some stains on its inner surface (see pics). Right out of the Italian Midcentury Modern era, these pieces will add interest and style to any room. Commensurate with age, they are in fair overall condition with evident nicks, scrapes and blemishes throughout and have been priced accordingly. Please enjoy the photos accompanying the listing for a detailed look. Upon request, a video will 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 60 cm / 23.6"
W 56 cm / 22"
D 35 cm / 13.8"