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Ico Parisi, Gino Sarfatti

Positano Bedside

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Previously shown at Basel 2022.

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Description/

Case in veneer teak and lacquered iron. Lacquered tilting metal wall lights.


Ico Parisi

designer

Ico Parisi was an Italian architect and designer. Born Domenico Parisi in 1916 in Palermo, Italy, he was involved in building construction and architecture in Como during his early adulthood. By the 1940s, Parisi took up filmmaking and began designing furniture in 1945, for which he would become most renowned. His designs are characterized by their Italian mid-century Modern aesthetic, constructed using soft woods often cut into boomerang-like shapes, augmented by metal slats and boldly colored upholstery. His most prolific period was the two decades that preceded 1965, when he married and formed a design team with his wife, Luisa Aiani, in 1948. He studied architecture between 1949–1952 under Alberto Sartoris at the Institute Atheneum in Lausanne, Switzerland, and became a member of the Associazione per il Disegno Industriale in 1956. Parisi died in 1996.

Gino Sarfatti

designer

Gino Sarfatti was an Italian interior designer. Born on September 16, 1912 in Venice, Italy, he learned the craft of lighting design while working at the Milan-based company Lumen, and later found his own interior design firm Arteluce in 1939. Sarfatti was an innovator in the field of directional lighting, believing that the purpose of a light was in service of illuminating what the user wished. Sarfatti’s lights were almost all numbered, with concurring “nicknames” attributed to them—for example, the 2072 or “yo-yo,” a circular shade, and the 2076 or “fireworks,” a chandelier in which its many lighted ends pointed haphazardly in all directions. The designer also paired lights with household objects and accessories of his own creation, such as ashtrays and walking sticks. In both 1954 and 1955, he won the Golden Compass, and in 1972, Sarfatti was commissioned for what would be one of his final projects: the lighting of the Teatro Regio in Turin, Italy using Plexiglass pipes. Late in his life, Sarfatti retired from lighting design to pursue stamp collecting. He died in Gravedona, Italy on March 6, 1985.

  • Date/

    1958

  • Color/

    Brown

  • Material/

    Teak

  • Dimension/

    30.0 x 89.0 x 73.0 cm (11.8 x 35.0 x 28.7 in)

  • Ships from/

    TBC

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