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Ico Parisi

Ico Parisi

Ico and Luisa Parisi were at the forefront in shaping Italian furniture design of the 1950s. Together with Gio Ponti, Carlo Mollino and Carlo Di Carli, they are considered the main actors of the changing style at that time. Ico Parisi defined himself as a “Renaissance artist” who was interested in all forms of art.

After the war, he is part of the artistic believes that we can’t make more distinction between architecture, sculpture and painting, and that art must simultaneously involve all three disciplines. After taking part in the Rationalism in Como, before the Second World War, he devoted himself from the 40’s to the design, installations (often provocative), up to being a star of “environmental art”. It includes artistic events that interact with both, the urban and the natural landscape, and in it are part of the pop­art environment, land­art, the urban field, photography territorial and all artistic experiments in ‘environment, that Ico Parisi had already sensed among the first in the Western world.