Executive desk | Wright

Wright-Executive desk

Estimated value: 30,000-40,000 US$

Auction:
Important Italian Design

Sales date: 2006-12-05

Location:
Chicago

Lot number: 760

Design

Ico and Luisa Parisi, attribution

Architonic id

4106917

Italian walnut, glass
79 w x 35.25 d x 29.75 h
This desk has numerous details that link the design to Ico and Luisa Parisi. Period documentation of Parisi designs illustrate various desks and cabinets with organically inspired drawer pulls, as displayed in this desk. Aloi's 1952 l'Arredamento Moderno illustrates an asymmetrical writing desk with an overlapping edge support for the glass top above a sculptural base and drawer case with definitive links to this example. This desk has an overhanging glass top with central shelf and two pairs of drawers.
Literature:
Esempi: Studi, Librerie, Scrivanie, Aloi, fig. 224 illustrates drawer pull detail on related Parisi desk Esempi: Sale di, Soggiorno, Camini, Aloi, figs. 75-76, 151, 183, 190, 191 illustrate related details L'Arredamento Moderno, Aloi, fig. 528 illustrates this drawer pull, overlapping glass support