Ico and Luisa Parisi
Ico Parisi is one of the most famous architects and interior designers from the Italian Mid-Century period. He was born in Palermo in 1916 as son of an art teacher, however spend most of his life in Como. Although, he already designed before the war; he is more recognized as one of the key personalities of Italian postwar design.
In 1947, Ico Parisi married Luisia Aiana. She was an architect and an apprentice of Gio Ponti. In 1948 they opened their own design studio. Together with his wife, Luisa, he designed amazing furniture that is still very popular amongst collectors and design-lovers.
They designed for Cassina and for De Bagis, MIM Roma and Stildomus. In 1955 Parisi was nominated for the Compasso d’Oro with Model 691 and Model 839 chairs for Сassina.
The Parisis worked as a team and relied on experimentation in style and material for many of their designs. Ico Parisi died in Como in 1996.
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