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Ico Parisi ''Terni'' Executive Desk, 1958, Published MIM Roma, Italy


A stunning ''Terni'' executive desk designed by Ico Parisi in 1958 for MIM (Mobili Italiani Moderni) Rome, Italy. The standard production Terni desk was provided with a rectangular top but a rare version with a curved profile cut into the front edge was available as a special order of which this is an example. Thank you to Roberta Lietti at the Parisi archive for providing us with this information. The corner of the desk's top front edge is inset with a circular MIM Roma aluminium plaque. The desk accessories comprise a suspended three drawer block which has a two drawer fronts accessible to its rear and a further single sliding tray to the underside of the desk top. An accompanying secretary's extension piece with small drawer is also included (not pictured) and can be mounted on there as a return desk. The Terni desk is published in the 1958 MIM production catalogue as well as in the following Ico Parisi exhibition catalogue :- â??Luisa and Ico Parisiâ??, Westermeier and Winter, Berlin 2008, pages 36-7, figs 31 and 32.


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  • Condition
    Good. Very good original condition.Top has some minor wear and a few small shallow scratches Drawers have some very small chips and tiny narrow cracks in the veneer, the original keys are missing so a new lock needs to be fitted should you wish to lock it.
  • Dimensions

    H 28.75 in. x W 82.68 in. x D 39.38 in.

    H 73 cm x W 210 cm x D 100 cm

  • Seller location
    bergen op zoom, NL
  • Seller reference number
    99 ico parisi terni desk
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