Tommi Parzinger

American, 1903 - 1981
Born in Munich in 1903, Tommi Parzinger studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule—a specialized school focusing on art and craft—before embarking on a career as a freelance designer. Parzinger, who designed furniture, ceramics, lighting, textiles, lamps, and more, moved to New York in 1932, where he landed a job designing porcelain, glassware and furnishings for Rena Rosenthal, a pioneering retailer who helped introduce the American public to European Modernism. In 1939, After a stint with Charak of Boston, Parzinger formed his own company. A high-style Modernist, Parzinger favored luxurious materials, including rich woods, lacquer, and polished metals, as well as simple, elegant forms. Parzinger’s glamorous yet refined aesthetic earned him a number of A-list clients, including Marilyn Monroe, Billy Baldwin, the du Pont family, and the Rockefellers. During his career, Tommi Parzinger furniture lamps and design partnered with a number of furniture companies, including Reed and Barton and Lightolier. During the last fifteen years of his life, Parzinger moved away from furniture design to focus on Expressionist painting. He died in 1981 at the age of 78.
Tommi Parzinger Pair of Tommi Parzinger... H 7 in DIA 4 in $ 1,200
Tommi Parzinger Pair of Tommi Parzinger... H 6 in W 4 in D 4 in $ 1,100
Tommi Parzinger Tommi Parzinger Brass... H 31 in W 84 in D 17 in $ 18,000
Tommi Parzinger Tommi Parzinger Brass... H 8 in W 4 in D 4 in $ 550
Tommi Parzinger Tommi Parzinger Rare and... H 39 in W 72 in D 19 in $ 35,000
Tommi Parzinger Large Chandelier by Tommi... H 52 in DIA 24 in $ 12,000
Tommi Parzinger Tommi Parzinger 4 Door Blue... H 34 in W 88 in D 19 in $ 28,000
Tommi Parzinger Tommi Parzinger Walnut... H 17 in W 54 in D 21 in $ 5,500
Tommi Parzinger Tommi Parzinger Chest of... H 32 in W 47 in D 17 in $ 12,000
Tommi Parzinger Cerused Mahogany Chests H 34 in W 36 in D 16 in $ 24,000
Tommi Parzinger Mahogany Credenza H 34 in W 80 in D 19 in $ 19,750
Tommi Parzinger Tommi Parzinger "... H 28 in W 109 in D 30 in $ 22,000
Tommi Parzinger Elegant set of 4 polished... H 8 in W 13 in D 7 in $ 5,500
Tommi Parzinger Custom Parzinger Mahogany... H 54 in W 48 in D 18 in $ 24,000
Tommi Parzinger Tommi Parzinger Elegant... H 44 in W 1 in D 6 in
Tommi Parzinger Tommi Parzinger American... H 31 in W 72 in D 18 in $ 17,500
Tommi Parzinger Tommi Parzinger Floor Lamp H 60 in W 13 in $ 3,650
Tommi Parzinger Pair of Tommi Parzinger... H 66 in DIA 13 in
Tommi Parzinger Wavy Front Cabinet Dresser... H 31 in W 84 in D 20 in $ 32,000
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