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 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 $ 18,000
Tommi Parzinger Tommi Parzinger Elegant... H 44 in W 1 in D 6 in $ 7,500
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
Tommi Parzinger Tommi Parzinger Lacquered... H 31 in W 68 in D 17 in
Tommi Parzinger Cream enamel and brass... 88% Off Sale Price: $ 675
Tommi Parzinger Tommi Parzinger Chic 2 Door... H 32 in W 46 in D 16 in $ 15,000
Tommi Parzinger Custom Floor Lamp by Tommi... H 65 in DIA 20 in $ 6,800
Tommi Parzinger Tommi Parzinger Floor Lamps H 60 in DIA 13 in $ 4,500
Tommi Parzinger Tommi Parzinger Nickel... H 33 in W 68 in D 18 in $ 22,000
Tommi Parzinger Pair of 1950s Tommi... H 10 in DIA 4 in $ 1,400
Tommi Parzinger Custom Hand-Painted Bar... H 34 in W 79 in D 16 in $ 20,000
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