MIM Roma Wall Unit in Rosewood 1960s
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MIM Roma, cabinet, rosewood and metal, Italy, 1960s.
The monumental wall-mounted cabinet consists of four wall panels with various different storage facilities. The finish and details of this shelving wall unit are of a high standard. The piece would cover a complete wall and could therefore function as the eye-catcher in an interior.
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 catalyze growth and modernity. Fazioli believed that everybody deserved beautiful, modern design. MIM moved towards a certain lightness and rationalization 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'.