Ico Parisi

A student of Giuseppe Terragni, Ico Parisi (1916-1996) is renowned for being one of the main authors of the Italian furniture style of the 50s. A multifaceted spirit that conceived design as being part of a whole with art and architecture, from 1947 he began to sign his production with his wife Luisa in the studio La Ruota in Como. Among the most iconic furniture of the couple, there is the tables with aerodynamic lines, with X or Y legs culminating in brass punches, for its time already very modern and turned in fashion in contemporary décor. From the egg-shaped armchairs for Cassina to the furniture for Stildomus, their works embrace various fields, distinguished by an elegant forms that also captured the attention of the American company Singer and Son in New York, the first company, in the 1950s, to export Parisi furniture overseas.

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Gio Ponti

Piero Fornasetti

Fratelli Castiglioni

Joe Colombo

Nanda Vigo

Ettore Sottsass

Marco Zanuso

Luigi Caccia Dominioni

Ico Parisi

Charles & Ray Eames

Gae Aulenti

Pietro Chiesa

Vico Magistretti

Giotto Stoppino

Tobia Scarpa

Carlo Nason

Marcello Cuneo

Vittorio Dassi

Paolo Buffa

Max Ingrand

Gastone Rinaldi

Pia Guidetti Crippa

Gaetano Pesce

Richard Sapper

Ingo Maurer

Gabriella Crespi

Paul McCobb

Paul Tuttle


Alvaro Siza

Carl Jacob Jucker

Ernesto Basile

Sergio Mazza

Osvaldo Borsani

Oscar Torlasco

Le Corbusier

Willy Rizzo

Gaetano Sciolari

Carlo De Carli

Angelo Lelli

Gino Sarfatti

Marcel Breuer

Carlo Scarpa

Massimo & Lella Vignelli

Toni Zuccheri

Aldo Tura

Verner Panton

Guglielmo Ulrich

Franco Albini

Angelo Mangiarotti

Enzo Mari

Tito Agnoli

Eero Saarinen

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Alessandro Mendini

Cleto Munari

Carlo Mollino