Modern Tommi Parzinger Three-Door Studded Lacquered Cabinet, Commode, Credenza
Finest modern highly sought after Tommi Parzinger originals three-door studded lacquered cabinet, commode, credenza having a large milk glass table top. The ebony sprayed base supporting a sleek and stylish cabinet of three large center chrome studded lacquered doors with fitted interiors and large circular chrome pulls. The interior with shelving and a center door having the Parzinger Originals burn stamp impressed on the left hand side. This rare sized and fine conditioned cabinet or sideboard by this highly regarded designer is not going to last long.
Born in Munich as the son of a famous sculptor, Tommi Parzinger would study a variety of arts and crafts, including graphic design, ceramics, glass, woodworking, and metalwork. Part of the large group of artists and designers—including Anni and Josef Albers, Mies van der Rohe, and Walter Gropius—who fled Germany at the onset of Nazi rule, Parzinger relocated to New York in 1932. Unlike many of his contemporaries, however, the designer unabashedly embraced tradition. “Modernism means freedom,” he said, “freedom to mix, choose, change, embrace the new, but to hold fast to what is good.” Parzinger is best known for his opulent, hand-hammered silverware, but he also applied his signature ornamentation to larger furniture designs like four-poster beds and mahogany dining tables, all of which continue to be sought after today. In his day, Parzinger was collected by the Rockefellers, the Duponts, and Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller.
Materials and Techniques: Glass, Wood
Height: 33 in. (83.82 cm)
Width: 52 in. (132.08 cm)
Depth: 16 in. (40.64 cm)
Date of Manufacture: 1970s
Period: Late 20th Century
Creator: Tommi Parzinger (Designer)
Place of Origin: United States