Excellent positan model dresser 1306, designed in the 1950s by Ico Parisi, in collaboration with his wife Luisa, for Mim (Mobili Italiani Moderni), in wood and forge. The furniture is austere, based on sober straight lines, except for the small circular mirror (equally sober), a characteristic of "structural nakedness" that starred in this decade of its production. Its design is asymmetric, it is divided into two unequal halves, with two records of the same background but different height. Both the legs, very light and the handles and the mirror support are black forge. This design personifies the modern Italian style of the 1950s. Thanks to its exquisite design it becomes a practical and versatile furniture.
Ico Parisi (1916-1996)
Ico Parisi, born in Palermo in 1916, became one of the most influential architects and designers in the design of the mid -twentieth century. Although his most prominent facet is precisely designer's, he also dedicated himself to painting, sculpture, cinema and photography. In his own words, he was "a Renaissance creator, interested in all art forms."
He graduated in construction in 1934, in the study of Giuseppe Terragni, recognized rationalist architect. He soon joined the trade union of how, which defended to integrate areas such as crafts or architecture under the principles of modern art. However, his training and the start of his career ran between wars. When World War II broke out, it was destined to the Russian Front.
Its activity was marked by constant experimentation, an incessant investigation in art and design architecture. He was the precursor of the “Made in Italy” industry of the 40s and 50s, the well -known “knowing how to do” or Italian crafts. His participation in the war made him adopt a cooperative vision, which resulted in numerous collaborations with other important artists, in addition to his wife, Luisa Aiani.
It was the 50s that dedicated especially to the design and production of furniture, and its designs quickly reached a great international prestige, characterized by ergonomics, diagonal lines and rounded corners, in addition to polished finishes.
Mim (Mobili Italiani Moderni)
Mim was founded in Rome in 1957, as a company dedicated to the design, construction and sale of home furniture and for professional studies. Since its origins, the company collaborated with a large number of famous architects and designers, such as Enrico Ascione, Luigi Pellegrin, Renato Venturi, Giuseppe Zammerini and Ico Parisi.