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Dassi Furniture

Italian

Collectors of vintage mid-century modern furniture will find that the work of Italian designer Vittorio Dassi and Dassi Mobili Moderni is elegant and sculptural, brimming with all of the clean, angular lines and pleasing symmetry associated with the best of the era’s offerings.

While Dassi's name is less known to enthusiasts of the period’s furniture than the likes of Ico and Luisa ParisiFranco Albini and other leading lights of mid-20th century Italian design, his case piecestables and seating will prove no less worthy of hunting down at today's flea markets and online marketplaces.

Wood was Dassi's preferred material — he favored rosewood, mahogany, walnut and other species for his covetable desks and wall units, which frequently featured decorative flourishes such as glass inlays, while a sideboard or buffet’s fronts might boast hand-carved geometric cutouts in lieu of brass door handles. 

While little is known about Dassi's early life, it is believed that his career in furniture design began in 1940 at his family's company Dassi Mobili Moderni, in Lissone, Italy. Shortly thereafter, he took over managing the company from his father.

While Dassi produced dry bars and other case pieces during the 1950s that featured the motifs and ornament that are today attributed to the Art Deco movement, he created sumptuous mahogany nightstands topped with black glass and minimalist teak coffee tables that better represented the forward-looking spirit of mid-century modernism. His wall units of the era for Mobili Cantù are works of art — crafted in walnut and featuring birch veneers and high-gloss lacquer finishes as well as a single door front decorated with an abstract painting or otherwise provocative illustration, these structures would undoubtedly prove quite impressive to the likes of Poul Cadovius and George Nelson.

Dassi often collaborated with Italian architect, editor and furniture designer Gio Ponti. Ponti designed thousands of furnishings and products — from cabinetsmirrors and chairs to ceramics and coffeemakers — and his buildings, including the brawny Pirelli Tower (1956) in his native Milan, and the castle-like Denver Art Museum (1971), were erected in 14 countries. A collaboration between Dassi and Ponti of note is the pair’s work on the Hotel Royal in Naples — Ponti was commissioned to design the hotel and he partnered with Dassi to design the hotel's furnishings. 

Today, Dassi Mobili Moderni S.R.L. is still in operation in Lissone.

Find vintage Dassi furniture by Fratelli TurriEdmondo Palutari and other designers on 1stDibs. 

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Creator: Dassi
Vittorio Dassi vanity sideboard birch wood Mid-Century Italy 1950
By Dassi, Vittorio Dassi
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Beautiful sideboard designed by Vittorio, Alessandro and Plinio Dassi and produced in Lissone by Dassi, Italy 1950. This wonderful sideboard is executed in birch wood that supports a...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Glass, Birch

Italian chest of drawers, wood, glass and brass details, Vittorio Dassi, 1950s
By Vittorio Dassi, Dassi
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian chest of drawers, wood, glass and brass details, Vittorio Dassi, 1950s Wood-framed chest of drawers or sideboard with beveled profiles and asymmetrically arranged drawers, of...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Brass

Sideboard Sospeso in teak Edmondo Palutari per Vittorio Dassi 1950's
By Edmondo Palutari, Dassi
Located in Milano, MI
Il sideboard del produttore italiano Vittorio Dassi è stato progettato con maestria da E.Palutari. Questa rara versione senza piedi prevede l'ancoraggio a muro e permette di arricchire l'arredo di casa con un mobile di alto design vintage ma...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dassi Furniture

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Brass

Sideboard by Edmondo Palutari for Dassi Mobili Moderni, 1960s
By Edmondo Palutari, Dassi
Located in Lasne, BE
Wooden sideboard with 3 doors containing a shelf and a sliding door containing 5 drawers and a shelf. One key. Wear due to time and age of the sideboard.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Brass

20th Century Italian Rosewood Sideboard By Vittorio Dassi, c.1950
By Dassi
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A very elegant sideboard designed by Vittorio, Alessandro and Plinio Dassi and produced in Lissone by Dassi, made in Italy in the middle of the 20th century. This wonderful sideboard...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dassi Furniture

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Marble

Pair of Floral armchairs by Dassi, Italy 1950
By Dassi
Located in New York, NY
Pair of armchairs on folded metal bases with brass feet. COM available.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dassi Furniture

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Metal, Brass

A Pair Of Italian Rosewood Side Tables By Vittorio Dassi, c.1950
By Dassi
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A very elegant pair of side tables designed by Vittorio, Alessandro and Plinio Dassi and produced in Lissone by Dassi, made in Italy in the middle of the 20th century. These wonderfu...
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20th Century Italian Dassi Furniture

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Marble

Desk by Edmondo Palutari for Dassi, 1960s
By Edmondo Palutari, Dassi
Located in Lasne, BE
Wooden desk with 5 drawers designed by Edmondo Palutari. Wear due to age and age of the desk.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Wood

20th Century Gio Ponti Sideboard in Wood with Drawers and Storage for Dassi, 50s
By Dassi, Gio Ponti
Located in Turin, Turin
An eclectic personality, from his early days he was active in the fields of architecture, painting, graphics and set design. He graduated in architecture from the Milan Polytechnic i...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Crystal, Brass

Dassi Italian Midcentury Little Storage from 1960s
By Dassi
Located in bari, IT
Little storage cabinet manufactured by Dassi 1960s. The Dassi family started the business back in 1920, when Mr. Ambrogio opened his Lissone furniture carpentry workshop. The family...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Teak

Inlaid Rosewood Wardrobe from Dassi, 1950s
By Dassi
Located in Montelabbate, PU
Closet of great quality brings 2 mirrors in the center, the doors are rounded and finely inlaid with veins of rosewood selection, geometric designs, create a luxurious optical effect...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Brass

Rosewood Mid-Century Modern Dassi Long Sideboard
By Dassi
Located in Porto, PT
Rosewood Mid-Century Modern Dassi long sideboard, aluminium hardware.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Aluminum

Midcentury Sideboard by Vittorio Dassi, Italy, 1950s
By Dassi
Located in Torino, Piemonte
1950s Italian sideboard by Vittorio Dassi, rosewood with herringbone veneer, feet and handles in brass, top in green glass. Recently restored.
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1950s Italian Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Brass

Italian Manifacture Pink Wall Mirror by Dassi
By Dassi
Located in Milano, IT
Large and beautiful original period glass entrance and wall mirror of DASSI manufacture. Circa 1930s. The mirror has a white marble base. Above it is an elegant carved and turned woo...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Brass

Vittorio Dassi Dining or Center Table in Alpi Verdi Marble, Italy 1950s
By Dassi
Located in Almelo, NL
Vittorio Dassi dining or center table in Alpi Verdi Marble, Italy 1950s Elegant dining or center table by Vittorio Dassi with an Alpi Verdi marble top ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dassi Furniture

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Marble, Brass

Vittorio Dassi Desk Minimal Geometric Mahogany and Laminate Midcentury
By Dassi
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Vittorio Dassi desk minimal geometric mahogany and laminate midcentury. The parts in colored laminate have some defects, see photos.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Laminate, Mahogany

Set of 6 Italian Vittorio Dassi Dining Room Chairs, 1950s
By Dassi
Located in Wolfurt, AT
This set of six Italian chairs is made of shiny, solid mahogany and seat cushions covered with dark red, original imitation leather. Both the restored chair frames and the faux leath...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Faux Leather, Wood

Dassi - Stunning Lighting Bar Cabinet - Italian Design 1950s
By Dassi
Located in Milan, IT
Rare and impressive, capacious and functional, this large bar cabinet is one of a kind. Featuring a large upper body with front and side doors, it ha...
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1950s Italian Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Desk by Vittorio Dassi, 1950s
By Dassi
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Italian desk by Vittorio Dassi, 1950s.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Wood

Vintage Beech and Walnut Root Console Table with an Orange Glass Top, Italy
By Dassi
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in Italy, 1950s. This console table is made in beech and walnut root and features an orange back-painted glass top, two lateral shelves and a brass handle. This is a vintage p...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Extending Dining Table by Vittorio Dassi, Teak, Italy, 1950s
By Dassi
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern extending dining table by Vittorio Dassi, Teak, Italy, 1950s Measures: H: 77,5 cm W: 113,5 - 162 cm.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Wood

Mid-Century Modular Bookcase by Edmondo Palutari for Dassi, Italy, 1950s
By Dassi, Edmondo Palutari
Located in Catania, CT
Good vintage condition with trace of age and use and original patina on the wood and brass details. Designed by Edmondo Palutari and produced in Italy during the 60s by Dassi Mobili ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dassi Furniture

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Brass

Dassi, Italian Walnut Sideboard in Marble and Glass with Brass Finishing, 1950
By Dassi
Located in Milan, IT
This big sideboard was manufactured by Dassi in the '50s. Its walnut body is embellished by tops mounted on different levels respectively in marble and bevelled glass, while brass de...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Brass

Vintage Sculptural Swan Motif Canaletto Walnut Console Table by Dassi, Italy
By Dassi
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in Italy, 1950s. This is a high-quality console table, which is made in dyed Canaletto walnut and beech. It features two carved swans next to the pedestal. This is a vintage p...
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1950s Italian Empire Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Beech, Walnut

Rosewood Chairs with Ebonized Profiles, 1950s, Set of 8
By Dassi
Located in Montelabbate, PU
8 rosewood chairs with ebony profiles, 1950s.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Wood, Rosewood, Lacquer

Mid-Century Italia Vanity Desk in Lacquered Wood Gio Ponti Style Colored Dassi
By Dassi
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Mid-century Italia vanity desk in lacquered wood and Gio Pont style colored glass.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Wood, Lacquer, Glass

Fratelli Turri Italian Midcentury Credenza for Dassi
By Fratelli Turri, Dassi
Located in bari, IT
Long sideboard with an important design designed by Fratelli Turri, Italy 1960 produced by Dassi. The sideboard is in rosewood lacquered walnut, rests on 2 walnut bases colored in ma...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Walnut

Gio Ponti Rare Pair of Lounge Chairs
By Gio Ponti, Dassi
Located in New York, NY
Designed for the Royal Hotel in Naples, Italy and produced by Dassi. A great pair of wing-chairs with tapering wood legs. These chairs have been authenticated by the Gio Ponti Archiv...
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1950s Italian Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Vittorio Dassi Extendable Dining Table - Italy 1950s
By Dassi
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Vittorio Dassi extendable dining table - Italy 1950s Measures: W 120 to 213 cm.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Wood

Vintage Black Walnut Dresser Produced by Dassi with Carrara Marble Top, Italy
By Dassi
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in Italy, 1950s. This dresser is made in lacquered Canaletto walnut. It features solid beech legs, solid durmast interiors, bronze handles, keys and feet caps, and a Carrara ma...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Carrara Marble, Bronze

Gio Ponti Armchairs for Hotel Royal by Dassi
By Dassi, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Rare pair of wingback armchairs designed by famed architect and furniture maker Gio Ponti for the Hotel Royal in Naples, Italy in 1953. Manufactured by Das...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Fabric, Wood

Dassi Desk Rosewood Mid-Century Modern Brass Minimal Scultural 1950s Italian
By Dassi
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Dassi small desk rosewood Mid-Century Modern brass minimal scultural 1950s Italian. Colored glass top with gold decorations on the edge. Perfectly rest...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Brass

1950s Italian Bench in Maple and Minimalist Faux Leather Dassi Milano
By Dassi
Located in Palermo, Sicily
1950s Italian bench in maple and minimalist faux leather, to notice the section of the forms and the design really very interesting, very reminiscent of the style of Gio Ponti, Dassi...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Faux Leather, Maple

Italian Mid-Century Rosewood Sideboard
By Dassi
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century (1950s) rosewood sideboard with herringbone design veneer with 2 side doors flanking a drop down door over 3 drawers with a low backrail and green glass top (DASSI)
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1950s Italian Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Rosewood, Glass

Elegant italian mirror in walnut production Dassi 1950s.
By Dassi
Located in bari, IT
Rectangular shape mirror walnut wood frame 1960s Dassi production.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Mirror, Walnut

Table E. Palutari Dassi Beech, Italy, 1960s
By Dassi
Located in Milano, IT
Table; structure in stained beech wood, top in rosewood veneer.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Beech, Rosewood

Midcentury Italian Design Desk Vittorio Dassi Mahogany Brass Feet Glass Top
By Dassi
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Articulated Italian design desk Vittorio Dassi Mahogany brass feet glass top, 1950.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dassi Furniture

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Mahogany

Dassi furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Dassi furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Dassi furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Dassi were created in the mid-century modern style in italy during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Dassi Mobili Moderni, Renato Zevi, and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. Prices for Dassi furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $388 and can go as high as $40,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,709.

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