Set of Ico Parisi Dining Table and Six Dining Chairs for MIM

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Set of MIM Roma, set of six dining chairs, rosewood and velvet upholstery, Italy, 1960s and Ico Parisi for MIM Roma, dining table, rosewood and stainless steel, Italy, 1960s. This set of six dining chairs for MIM Roma shows a well-balanced design. With its angular tapered legs, the frame gets a special look especially sideways. On the dark construction lay the velvet upholstered seats as well as the upholstered backrest. This dining table is executed in Indian rosewood with stainless steel details. The table shows interesting lines and curves and is hold with very nice 'X' shaped legs. The legs provide a great open view and show outstanding eye for detail and proportions. MIM Roma (Mobili Italiani Moderni) was founded in 1958 by Ennio Fazioli, who was at that time just 28 years old. When the first showroom opened, the display was designed by Ico Parisi who worked for the manufacturer until 1960. At the time that MIM was founded, spirits were high: scientific and technological discoveries would catalyze growth and modernity. Fazioli believed that everybody deserved beautiful, modern design. MIM moved towards a certain lightness and rationalization that borrowed from Nordic and American aesthetics yet with a true Italian elegance. The resulting collection from MIM is therefore a combination of 'refined linearity with a sober opulence: a typically Italian matching of simplicity with the exceptional'. Ico Parisi (1916-1996) is one of the pioneers who helped shape postwar Italian design. Parisi is now known for fluent, curved and delicate simplified modern design. In Italy, reform took place not in a new institute such as the Bauhaus, but in the sophisticated upper-class private spaces. Here paths cross of Ponti, Campigli, Melotti and also Ico and his wife Luisa. At the age of twenty Parisi graduates from the Istituto Tecnico G. Castellini as an Industrial Head Technician. According to Parisi himself, his first design dates from this date. He also starts to work as a painter and photographer before he had to work as a soldier in the war. His life really starts after the war when he meets his wife Luisa Aiani. From here onwards his designs are recognized and exhibited and he starts to collaborate with MIM Roma in 1958 and Stildomus in 1959. In the 1970s Parisi designs many architectural projects under the concept of a new way of living. Please note that these chairs are in good condition but the fabric shows signs of age and use. Before shipping, some re-upholstery is advised which our in-house atelier can take care of for you. Our experienced craftsmen are experts in restoring design pieces with high attention to retain their value and authenticity. Please note that the measurements of the table are: 158 cm (diameter) and 71 (height).

Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator MIM Roma (Manufacturer), Ico Parisi (Designer)
  • dimensions H 31.5 in. x W 17.72 in. x D 21.66 in.
  • manufacturingdate 1960s
  • material Rosewood, Walnut
  • origin Italy
  • period 1960-1969
  • seatheight 17.33 in. (44 cm)
  • sold as set of 7
  • style Mid-Century Modern
  • wear Wear consistent with age and use.