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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Tommi Parzinger

Tommi Parzinger is another of the highly successful German, mid-20th-century designers who left Nazi Germany to work and live in the United States. He is best known for elegant, understated yet luxe furniture that appealed to clients who found Bauhaus-style design too severe. Often his pieces were covered in shimmering lacquer, leather, or precious wood veneers and accented with hand cast hardware.

Although the apple green vanity seat and stool, shown above, are from the 1970's, Parzinger was at the height of his popularity in the 1950's, with clients including the Rockefeller, Mellon and Dupont families, as well as Marilyn Monroe. Both his circa 1950's pencil and watercolor rendering, above, and the green chair/ottoman set are available through Palumbo.

For more information on the 1950's Parzinger dining chair below, visit Merrill Antiques.

For details about the 1940's Parzinger leather headboard below, visit Dual Modern.

Above, Parzinger 1970's green lacquered bar and four chrome stools, uphostered in original David Hicks fabric, are available through Palumbo. Doesn't the Hicks fabric remind you of Kelly Wearstler's Imperial Trellis?

Biographical facts via Lost City Arts.

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