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Willy Rizzo Dry Bars

Italian, 1928-2013

Renowned Italian furniture designer Willy Rizzo is celebrated for having produced eye-catching, sensational showpieces that merged plush fabrics with wood, metal and glass. Influenced by European modernists and drawing on the spare forms and clean lines of the American mid-century modern style, Rizzo prized functionality and simplicity in his dazzling work.

Born in Naples, Rizzo never intended on designing furniture. Instead, he began pursuing photography at the age of 12. By the 1960s, he had become a notable photographer, having captured images of such celebrities as Marilyn Monroe, Fred Astaire and Spanish artist Salvador Dalí. His experience with furniture design came about inadvertently when he moved to Rome in 1966. There, Rizzo rented an apartment with his wife Elsa that he described as "practically uninhabitable." Dissatisfied with the Scandinavian furniture options on offer, Rizzo built sofas, coffee tables and other furniture to suit the space's strong modern vibe. When his friends saw what he had accomplished, they were enamored by his furniture creations and commissioned him to build similar items for them.

The demand for Rizzo’s furniture grew from there. He established a production facility and workshop in Tivoli, just outside of Rome, which grew to house over 150 employees. There, finding inspiration in the work of iconic architects including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier, he created more than 30 unique furniture designs. Over the years he opened boutiques around the world to showcase and sell his furniture.

Rizzo prided himself on seamlessly blending the contemporary with the classic. “It was about creating something new for a traditional setting,” he said of his work. From his sleek sideboards to his low-profile side tables, elegant chairs and entire living room sets, Rizzo's style sensibility is evident throughout every detail of his designs.

Rizzo sold his company in 1978 and returned to photography. However, the presence of his furniture resonated into the new century and is sure to impact interior décor enthusiasts into the next. Over the years, high-profile collectors of Rizzo’s work have included French actress Brigitte Bardot, Salvador Dalí and American musician Lenny Kravitz.

On 1stDibs, find a range of vintage Willy Rizzo tables, lighting, seating and storage pieces.

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Willy Rizzo for Cidue Hidden Bar Coffee Table
By Willy Rizzo, Cidue
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Willy Rizzo for Cidue, bar cocktail table, aluminum, glass, brushed chromed metal, Italy, 1970s With the creation of this luxurious rectangular shaped coffee table, Willy Rizzo f...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Rizzo Dry Bars

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Metal, Aluminum, Chrome

Willy Rizzo Bar with Counter, Italy 1970s
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Greding, DE
Large kidney-shaped bar with rear shelf. The chromed elements are interrupted by longitudinal oval panels covered with velvet. Dimensions: Counter: 88 x 128 x 82 cm. Shelf: 193 x ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Rizzo Dry Bars

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Chrome

Willy Rizzo Red Glass Top Mid-Century Modern Steel Cocktail Table Dry Bar 1965
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Miami, FL
Italian Mid-Century Modern Willy Rizzo expandable cocktail table in brushed Steel with 2 red glass tops. The table expands outward from each side from 47 inches to a maximum of 65 i...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Rizzo Dry Bars

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Steel, Chrome

Expandable Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table by Willy Rizzo for Cidue 1970
By Willy Rizzo, Cidue
Located in New York, NY
Sober, elegant Italian Midcentury Modern cocktail table or dry bar by Willy Rizzo for Cidue. The table captures the elegance of 1970 design with its low, sleek, seamless aesthetic. F...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Willy Rizzo Dry Bars

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Stainless Steel

Stunning Willy Rizzo Bar / Sideboard in Black and Stainless Steel, Italy, 1969
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Echt, NL
Stunning bar cabinet in very good condition. This bar was originally designed by Willy Rizzo in 1969 for his Apartment in Rome. It is finished with a black laminate and stainle...
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20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Willy Rizzo Dry Bars

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Stainless Steel, Chrome

Willy Rizzo Dry Bar Set, Italy, 1970s
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Brussels, BE
Bar with two pouf by Willy Rizzo. It had been made during the 1970s.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Rizzo Dry Bars

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Chrome

Suede and Chrome Dry Bar with Barstools by Willy Rizzo, 1970s
By Willy Rizzo
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
Incredible suede and chrome bar by Willy Rizzo 1970s. With original mirror counter, working lights, original refrigerator and two barstools. With this bar, any room will be elevated ...
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1960s Vintage Willy Rizzo Dry Bars

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Chrome

Willy Rizzo Mid-Century Modern Black Mirror Glass Cocktail Table Dry Bar Italy
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Miami, FL
Italian Mid-Century Modern Willy Rizzo expandable cocktail table in chrome with 2 black glass tops. The table expands outward from each side from 47 inches to a maximum of 62 inches...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Rizzo Dry Bars

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Chrome

Willy Rizzo Glass and Chrome Bar Cart, 1970, Italy
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Melbourne, VIC
Very sleek bar cart by Willy Rizzo. Made from tinted glass with chrome-plated steel embellishments. Internal shelf also in glass, circa 1970, Italy.
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Mid-19th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Antique Willy Rizzo Dry Bars

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Hollywood Regency Bar Cabinet and Bar Stools
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H 77.37 in. W 55.32 in. D 9.26 in.
Willy Ceysens Coffee Table in Cast Aluminum
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By Johannes Andersen
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Italian Chequered Coffee Table in Metal
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H 12.6 in. W 50.99 in. D 23.43 in.
Otto Schulz Bar Cabinet with Matching Bar Stools
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Otto Schulz, bar cabinet with matching bar stools, Sweden, circa 1930s This beautifully decorated bar piece was designed by Otto Schulz. It shows well-chosen proportions, with an op...
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Willy Ceysens Set of Three Coffee Tables in Cast Aluminum
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Vuillermoz Polygonal Dry Bar Cabinet in Mahogany
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Vittorio Valabrega Rare Bar Cabinet
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Located in Waalwijk, NL
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Willy Rizzo dry bars for sale on 1stDibs

Willy Rizzo's dry bars are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many choices in our Willy Rizzo dry bars collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 10 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of Willy Rizzo's original dry bars 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 dry bars by Osvaldo Borsani, Vittorio Dassi and Paolo Buffa. Prices for Willy Rizzo dry bars can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $3,339 and tops out at $17,400, while pieces like these can sell for $6,142 on average.

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