Antique Umbrella Stand

N-10368 Umbrella Stand by Ico Parisi (1916-1996) Italy 1960s

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N-10368 Umbrella Stand by Ico Parisi (1916-1996) Italy 1960s

N-10368 Umbrella Stand by Ico Parisi (1916-1996) Italy 1960s

N-10368 Umbrella Stand by Ico Parisi (1916-1996) Italy 1960s

Ico Parisi is one of the most important style formers of Italian furniture design in the 1950s. Although nowhere near as well known such as Gio Ponti, with whom he was not close friends, it counts in retrospect undoubtedly one of the protagonists that determined the style of the period. He is also still emerged in many other fields of art. Parisi defined himself as a Renaissance artist who was interested in all forms of art. He wanted to be seen neither as an architect, nor as an industrial designer, painter, photographer or installation artist, although he pursued all these activities during his more than fifty years of creative life. Ico Parisi lived almost all his life in Como, where his father, a naturalism related artists since 1920 worked as an art teacher. Many newly formed artistic associations were responsible for an artistic revival and the change in the art business in Italy, and Parisi joined several groups such as M. Prina For abstract art. In 1936 he founded the architectural group “Alta Quota” in Como. After his first experience as a photographer for Giuseppe Terragni, whose “Casa del Fascio” in Como and “Villa Bianca” in Seveso he photographed in 1936, he became a documentary filmmaker with “Como + Como + Como” (1937) and “Risanamento Edilizio della Cittá di Como “[1]. After his return from the Russian front, Parisi and his wife Luisa Aiani founded Como in 1948 “La Ruota”, a studio specialized in interior decoration. They designed furniture for companies such as Cassina S. Altamir, Longhi or Cappellini, also ceramics, glasses and jewelery. He took orders for the furnishing of the National Library in Milan (1948) and the establishment of the Triennial Journalism Exhibition (1948), which showed early interest in the connection between architecture and fine arts, which he still perfected. Parisi turned his attention to architecture and completed his architecture studies at the Atheneum in Lausanne in 1950. The architecture did not let him go until the end of his life without leaving him standing there. In 1956 he joined the Italian Association for Industrial Design (ADI). Parisi made friends with the architect Gio Ponti, whom he felt inspired for the principle of “fare insieme”, the co-operation, and through whose creativity he felt inspired. Through the contact with the critics of art Pierre Restany and Enrico Crispolti, projects were created that fused art and architecture, such as the project “Ipotesi per una Casa Esistenziale” (“Hypothesis for a House for Survival”), which was launched in 1972. After Parisi published his first book on photography, he began with the series production “Utopia”, which was exhibited in 1978 during the Biennale di Venezia. He exhibited in the “Salon des Artistes Décorateurs” in Paris and in 1947 designed the interior of the Milanese library. Subsequently, he organizes the interior of the exhibition for journalism at the Triennale. In the 1980s, Parisi concentrated more on installations and performance, dealing with the problem of spreading mass media. With these projects, he participated in Documenta 7 in Kassel in 1982 and the exhibition “Les années 50″ (1988) at the Center Pompidou in Paris. Nearly ten years later Parisi was dedicated to the first solo exhibition entitled “Ico Parisi: l’Officina del Possile” (Ico Parisi: The Workshop of the Possibilities), followed by three others. The item “N-10368 Umbrella Stand by Ico Parisi (1916-1996) Italy 1960s” is in sale since Sunday, November 27, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Other Antiques”. The seller is “berndgoecklerantiques” and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Age: 1960s
  • Maker: Ico Parisi (1916-1996)
  • Material: wood, steel
  • Style: Mid-Century Modern
  • Country/Region of Origin: Italy


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