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Ico Parisi for Angelo de Baggis Pair of Side Tables in Mahogany

Sale price$3,300.00

Ico Parisi for Angelo de Baggis, pair of side tables or night stands, model ‘360’, mahogany, glass, brass, Italy, designed in 1954

Ico Parisi designed the side tables model ‘360’ originally as telephone stands. He imagined the design to be practical for a telephone to be placed on the top glass shelf and a telephone book could lay on the bottom shelf. The design shows typical traits of Parisi’s designs. Proving his delicate taste and great eye for strong lines and proportions, he placed the table on two flat legs that end in a boomerang shaped foot. Looking from the side, the design has a sculpted look that makes these little side tables a true icon. The brass connections of the lower shelf and the connective slat, add a constructive detail to the design.

Ico Parisi (1916-1996) stands as one of the pioneers who significantly influenced postwar Italian design. Admired for his graceful, curved, and elegantly simplified modern designs, Parisi played a pivotal role in shaping the design landscape. Unlike the Bauhaus movement, which established a new institute, Italy's design evolution unfolded in the refined confines of upper-class private spaces. It was within these sophisticated realms that the paths of influential figures like Gio Ponti, Massimo Campigli, Fausto Melotti, Ico, and his wife Luisa intersected. Parisi's journey began when, at the age of twenty, he earned his degree as an Industrial Head Technician from the Istituto Tecnico G. Castellini. It was during this period that he crafted his first designs, starting his prolific career. Prior to his mandatory wartime service, Parisi also delved into the realms of painting and photography. However, it was in the postwar era that Parisi's life truly unfolded. His encounter with Luisa Aiani sparked a transformative chapter. Subsequently, his designs garnered recognition and found a place in prestigious exhibitions. In 1958, Parisi started a collaboration with MIM Roma, followed by another significant partnership with Stildomus in 1959. This marked the beginning of a period where his innovative designs left an enduring mark on the world of Italian design.

The mahogany type of this piece does not require an export license.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Angelo De Baggis (Manufacturer) Ico Parisi (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1950s
  • dimensions Height 24.61 in. Width 17.72 in. Depth 11.23 in.
  • dimensions Height 62.5 cm Width 45 cm Depth 28.5 cm
  • material Brass Glass Mahogany
  • origin Italy
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50109323