Unique Vanity/ Dressing Table & Chair by Ico & Luisa Parisi
Italy | c. 1951 Italian walnut, mirrored glass, fabric. Commissioned for Casa Zucchi and produced by Fratelli Rizzi – Como, Italy. 6 drawers with reverse shingled faces. Sculptural side panels and pivoting mirror.
Condition: Good condition. Wood has been recently refinished with new upholstery added to the chair.
Notes: The 1952 Casa Zucchi commission gave the architecture duo Ico & Luisa Parisi free reign to design not only the house but all of its contents. The work was so lauded as to be recorded in no fewer than eight publications during that time. Each architect's distinct touch is revealed in the architecture, interior design, and furniture of the villa, which is often mentioned as one of their finest works. Ico, who was once an apprentice to Giuseppe Terragni, and Luisa, a student and friend of Gio Ponti, processed these influences to turn the home into a surprising synthesis, echoing Terragni's rationalism and Ponti's expressionism. The delicate vanity and its attendant side chair in matching carved Italian walnut both exude a sense of dignity with a light touch. These same qualities are present in other outstanding pieces throughout the villa. – Text by Brian Kish.
Table h1. 27.5” h2. 51” w. 47” d. 19.75” Mirror: 15.25” x 15.75” Chair h. 35.75” w. 17” d. 22” Seat 19”
Ref: 52 IP 01