Author(s): Roberta Lietti
This enormous volume provides the first exhaustive catalog of the furniture and interior accessories of Domenico Ico Parisi (1916–86). A key protagonist of postwar Italian design alongside his friend Gio Ponti, Parisi defined himself as a renaissance artist interested in all forms of expression, and traversed the realms of architecture, industrial design, painting and photography. Parisi's furniture (realized primarily in wood and metal) and his interior designs are surveyed in their entirety, from his early collaborations with Cantù artisans in the 1940s through to his industrial production in the 1960s. Images of each item—often both archival and contemporary photographs—are accompanied by a short text explicating its history and production run. Also included is an extensive illustrated chronology of Parisi's career.