International Decorative Art

Nesting Tables

Nesting Tables

Design Date c. 1952

Designer Ico & Luisa Parisi (1916-1996, Italian) (1914-1990; Italian)

Manufacturer M. Singer & Sons, Italy

Media wood

Dimensions 17 3/4 x 31 1/2 x 19 3/4 inches

Ico & Luisa Parisi’s furniture, like this set of nesting tables, often has narrow tapered legs. They were inspired by the traditional Italian Chiavari chairs, designed for generations of Genoese fishermen from the early 19th century until the 1950s, and by New Look fashion design in 1950, which focused on tapered silhouettes. The tapered legs of the nesting tables give them the characteristic lightness of Parisi designs. By nesting into one compact stack, the tables conserve space until needed.

ON VIEW in Modern Gallery 7

Markings Bottom impressed "MADE IN ITALY"

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 1985.0001