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Ico Parisi Dining Room Chairs

Italian, 1916-1996

Domenico “Ico” Parisi was one half of a prolific postwar design duo he comprised with his wife, Luisa. Their furniture designs are known for running the stylistic gamut, with celebrated mid-century modern pieces ranging from elegantly skeletal — like dramatic ebonized dining chairs — to plush and shapely, like the iconic 1951 Egg chair, in a plethora of materials.

The son of an art teacher father, Ico Parisi was exposed to art at an early age. Born in 1916 in the Sicilian capital of Palermo, he and his family moved to Como in 1925. There, the young Parisi would begin to develop his interest in architecture and design. After earning a degree as a building inspector in 1936 and working as a civil engineer, Parisi took on an apprenticeship in the studio of Giuseppe Terragni, the modernist, fascist Italian architect, pioneer of the Rationalist movement and creator of the iconic Casa del Fascio.

While working for Terragni, Parisi crossed paths with such contemporary design talents as Lucio Fontana, Bruno Munari and Pietro Lingeri, though he briefly moved away from design and architecture to explore photography and film. His artistic work would soon be interrupted, however, by the outbreak of World War II, during which he served at the front before returning to Como in 1943. There, he resumed work as a designer and architect, founding two architecture groups: the Alta Quota and the Gruppo Como.

Through his creative circles, Parisi met Luisa Aiani, a former student of the prolific architect and furniture designer Gio Ponti, who was affiliated with the Alta Quota. They married in 1947 and founded the studio La Ruota — a cross between a design firm and an intellectual salon — in Como shortly thereafter. In 1950, Parisi finally completed his architectural schooling, studying under the nationalist architect Alberto Sartoris at the Athenaeum Architecture School in Lausanne, Switzerland. He and Aiani began several decades of sophisticated output, designing curved sofas upholstered in yellow velvet and armchairs with slender mahogany frames for enduring Italian manufacturers such as Cassina and others.

Much like Charles and Ray Eames in America, 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.

Find a collection of vintage Ico Parisi coffee tables, dining chairs and more on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Ico Parisi
Set of 4 Ico Parisi Cassina Dining Chairs newly upholstered in blue fabric
By Cassina, Ico Parisi
Located in Berlin, DE
Set of 4 Ico Parisi Mod 814 Arm Chairs for Cassina in New Kvadrat Tonus Fabric. One of the four chairs is slightly smaller in height.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ico Parisi Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Rare Set of eight dining chairs by Ico & luisa Parisi
By Ico Parisi
Located in London, GB
This wonderful set of 8 rare cherrywood dining chairs by Ico & Luisa Parisi for Ariberto Colombo, Cantù . Sculptural frame with a curved papillon shaped backrest. The seats are newl...
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1950s Italian Vintage Ico Parisi Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Cherry

Ico Parisi for MIM Set of 8 Dining Chairs, Italy - 1950s
By Mobili Italiani Moderni (MIM), Ico Parisi
Located in Berlin, DE
Ico Parisi for MIM Set of 8 Dining Chairs, Italy - 1950s. Fair original condition. We offer reupholstery in our in-house workshop. Please ask for a quote.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ico Parisi Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Set of five Mid-Century Modern Green reupholstered Dining Chairs by Ico Parisi
By Brevettato, Ico Parisi
Located in Berlin, DE
Set of five Mid-Century Modern Green reupholstered Dining Chairs by Ico Parisi Ico Parisi designed the model 110 chair in 1960. The chairs offered here are a version with padded bac...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ico Parisi Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Set of six Mid-Century Modern Beige Dining Chairs by Ico Parisi for Cassina
By Cassina, Ico Parisi
Located in Berlin, DE
Set of six Mid-Century Modern Beige Dining Chairs by Ico Parisi for Cassina Ico Parisi designed the model 110 chair in 1961. The chairs offered here are a version with padded backres...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ico Parisi Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Set of 5 Ico Parisi Italian Rosewood Dining Chairs, 1960's
By Ico Parisi
Located in Zwijndrecht, Antwerp
A set of 5 dining chairs designed and made in Italy in 1960’s. Attributed to Ico Parisi, these chairs are a variant of the '110' model. They showcase a warm rosewood frame and backr...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ico Parisi Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Ico Parisi, set of five Butterfly chairs for Ariberto Colombo. Italy 1950s
By Ariberto Colombo, Ico Parisi
Located in Catania, CT
Rare set of five Butterfly chairs designed by Ico Parisi for Ariberto Colombo and produced in Italy during the 50s. The chairs have been left in their original vintage condition with...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ico Parisi Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of 4 Chairs "110" designed by Ico Parisi for Cassina
By Ico Parisi, Cassina
Located in Conversano, IT
Set of 4 chairs model 110 designed by Ico Parisi for Cassina, Italy 1961's. Set of 4 elegant chairs made by Ico Parisi for Cassina. The chairs are in perfect condition, the Rosew...
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1970s Italian Vintage Ico Parisi Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Rosewood

Set of Six Ico Parisi Mid-Century Modern Italian Mahogany Dining Chairs, 1960s
By Figli di Amadeo Cassina, Ico Parisi
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Six chairs mod. 110 by Ico Parisi. Italy, 1961. Produced by Sons of Amedeo Cassina, Meda. Mahogany wood. The chairs have been polished with shellac and have a new leather upholstery.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ico Parisi Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut, Leather

Set of 6 Ico Parisi Cassina "814", Italy, 1963
By Ico Parisi, Cassina
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ico Pairisi for Cassina, six armchairs "814", beech and leather, Italy, 1963. This set of conference chairs '814' were are executed to perf...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ico Parisi Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Beech

Set of 8 Dining Red Chairs '110' by Ico Parisi for Cassina, Mid-Century Modern
By Cassina, Ico Parisi
Located in Montecatini Terme, Toscana
A set of eight dining chairs mod. ‘110’ by Ico Parisi Made of lacquered red wood and matching skai red upholstery. Perfect condition. Manufactured by Cassina, Italy, 1960s Meas...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ico Parisi Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Lacquer

Ico Parisi, Italian Mid-Century Set of 6 Wood and Leather Chairs, circa 1940
By Ico Parisi
Located in Milan, IT
Ico Parisi, Italian mid-century set of 6 wood and dark green leather chairs, circa 1940 A beautiful ensemble of six chairs in dark ebonized w...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ico Parisi Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Ico Parisi Bow Tie Dining Chairs, Set of 6
By Ico Parisi
Located in East Hampton, NY
Upholstered in a chic black and white striped velvet, these stylish and iconic designer dining chairs are ready to use, excellent vintage condition.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ico Parisi Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Mahogany

Set of 4 Ico Parisi Bow Tie Dining Chairs Italian
By Ico Parisi
Located in New York, NY
Wonderful set of 4-light walnut “bow tie” Italian dining chairs by Ico Parisi. Upholstered in a neutral light cream cotton fabric.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ico Parisi Dining Room Chairs

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Cotton, Walnut

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Ico Parisi dining room chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Ico Parisi dining room chairs 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 Ico Parisi dining room chairs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original dining room chairs by Ico Parisi 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 dining room chairs by Silvio Coppola, Vittorio Dassi, and Carlo Ratti. Prices for Ico Parisi dining room chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $2,090 and can go as high as $14,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $6,500.

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