Pair of armchairs
designed in 1952
velvet upholstery and brass
Ariberto Colombo edition, Cantu, Italy
Each: 81,5 x 88,5 x 80 cm; 32 1/16 x 34 13/16 x 31 1/2 in.
Very good overall condition.
The armchairs were reupholstered, present with light black marks along the rim of the backrest to the outside, and some marks to the inside around the armrest areas. Traces of oxidation to the brass feet.
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Roberto Aloi, Esempi Di Arredamento Moderno Di Tutto Il Mondo, Sedie, Poltrone, Divani, Seconda Serie, Milan, 1957, fig. 117 for a similar model
Roberta Lietti, Ico Parisi Design Catalogue Raisonné 1936-1960, Milan, 2017, pp. 257, 258 for a similar model
A present model with different feet was exhibited at the XXX Fiera Campionaria, Milan, 1952
The lot is sold together with a certificate from Archivio del Design di Ico Parisi, Como