Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Italian Mid Century Design

We often think of Denmark or the US when we think of mid century furniture design, or at least I do, but have you seen how the Italians did it?  Impressive.

Osvaldo Borsani, lounge chairs 1954
courtesy wright20.com

Luisa and Ico Parisi for Singer and Sons, coffee table 1950
courtesy artnet.com

Ico Parisi, bookshelves 1950
courtesy wright20.com

Silvia Cavatorta, console cabinet 1955
courtesy wright20.com

Paolo Buffa, sideboard 1940's
courtesy wright20.com

Gio Ponti, coffee table 1940
courtesy wright20.com

Gio Ponti, executive desk 1950
courtesy icollector.com

Franco Albini, Fiorenza wing chair 1952


Dana@Mid2Mod said...

I love, love, love that Gio Ponti desk and the Ico Parisi bookshelves. In fact, I generally love Italian mid-century. Once you fall in love with the ceramics, can the furniture be far behind?

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Oh gee, I have a "thing" for that desk!! So many were designed in incredible ways....

Now to find one I can afford (ha ha).

Sudha said...

bookshelf won me hands down...:)

Courtney Chesley said...

Wowsers I love that console cabinet! Would look perfect in my living room...


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