Wall mounted nightstands | Wright

Wright-Wall mounted nightstands

Estimated value: 5500-7500 US$

Reached Price : 5000 US$

Auction:
Modernist 20 Century

Sales date: 2003-05-18

Location:
Chicago

Lot number: 311

Design

Ico & Louisa Parisi
Launched in 1954

Architonic id

4101147

Italian walnut
24.75"w x 16.25"d x 16"h
In 1953, Ms. Palinella Cozzi of Como, Italy approached Ico and Louisa Parisi to design furniture for her apartment. Ms. Cozzi was shown furniture that had recently been designed by the Parisis for another client, and she insisted a similar design be implemented for her bedroom. Ico Parisi altered the design of the headboard and the nightstands slightly so that each client would have a uniquely commissioned bedroom suite. The first example of this bedroom suite is pictured in Esempi and shows a slightly different composition to the headboard. A finely crafted and rare design by the seminal Italian designer. Literature: Esempi #2, second series, fig. 213 illustrates the original version in situ.
Provenance: Palinella Cozzi, Como, Italy; Marc Heiremann, Brussels; Private Collection, New York.