Ico Parisi for MIM Roma Pair of Desk Chairs in Teak

$3,750.00 USD per set
$3,750.00 USD

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Ico Parisi for MIM Roma, pair of desk chairs, metal, leatherette, veneered teak, Italy, 1950s.

Pair of office chairs from the 'Terni' series of Ico Parisi for MIM Roma. The shells of these chairs are executed in the characteristic style of Ico Parisi. Seating and back are slightly curved and both halves are mirrored. The desk chair comes without armrests which makes it suitable for any height of your table or desk. The upholstery is made of high-quality black faux leather.

Ico Parisi (1916-1996) is one of the pioneers who helped shape postwar Italian design. Parisi is now known for fluent, curved, and delicate simplified modern design. In Italy, reform took place not in a new institute such as the Bauhaus, but in the sophisticated upper-class private spaces. Here paths crossed of Ponti, Campigli, Melotti and Ico and his wife Luisa. At the age of twenty Parisi graduates from the Istituto Tecnico G. Castellini as an Industrial Head Technician. According to Parisi himself, his first design dates from this time. He also starts to work as a painter and photographer before he had to work as a soldier in the war. His life really starts after the war when he meets his wife, Luisa Aiani. From here onwards, his designs are recognized and exhibited, and he starts to collaborate with MIM Roma in 1958 and Stildomus in 1959.

MIM Roma (Mobili Italiani Moderni) was founded in 1958 by Ennio Fazioli, who was at that time just 28 years old. When their first showroom opened, the display was designed by Ico Parisi who worked for the manufacturer until 1960. At the time that MIM was founded spirits were high: scientific and technological discoveries would catalyse growth and modernity. Fazioli believed that everybody deserved beautiful, modern design. MIM moved towards a certain lightness and rationalisation that borrowed from Nordic and American aesthetics yet with a true Italian elegance. The resulting collection from MIM is therefore a combination of 'refined linearity with a sober opulence: a typically Italian matching of simplicity with the exceptional'.

Please note that we advise reupholstery before use. This can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsman in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized reupholstery is possible as well.

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Ico Parisi (Designer) MIM Roma (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1950s
  • dimensions Height 30.71 in. Width 20.87 in. Depth 25.6 in.
  • dimensions Height 78 cm Width 53 cm Depth 65 cm
  • material Faux Leather Metal Teak
  • origin Italy
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Barcode 45003542