Ico Parisi (1916-1996) was a pupil of Giuseppe Terragni and is recognized as one the main creators of the Italian furniture style of the '50s. Known for his multifaceted character and his idea of design, art and architecture as part of a total work of art, in 1947 he began to sign his pieces with his wife Luisa in their studio La Ruota in Como. Among the most iconic furniture made by the couple are the aerodynamic tables, with X or Y shaped legs culminating in brass punches, which are lately back in fashion. From the egg-shaped armchairs made for Cassina to the furniture made for Stildomus, Parisi’s work embrace various fields, and stands out for its elegant forms. These qualities captured the attention of the American company Singer and Son in New York, which was the first company in the '50s to export the Parisi label overseas.