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 Tommi Parzinger polished... H 12 in DIA 8 in $ 1,800
Tommi Parzinger Elegant Coffee Table by... H 17 in W 53 in D 33 in $ 6,500
Tommi Parzinger Tommi Parzinger Rare Black... H 32 in W 73 in D 19 in $ 45,000
Tommi Parzinger Pair of Tommi Parzinger... H 8 in W 4 in D 4 in $ 750
Tommi Parzinger Tommi Parzinger Pair of... H 29 in W 6 in D 4 in $ 2,000
Tommi Parzinger Tommi Parzinger Candelabra... H 11 in W 13 in D 13 in $ 2,000
Tommi Parzinger Pair of Tommi Parzinger... H 5 in DIA 2 in $ 700
Tommi Parzinger Rare Tommi Parzinger... H 17 in W 53 in D 21 in $ 8,800
Tommi Parzinger Wavy Front Cabinet Dresser... H 31 in W 84 in D 20 in $ 32,000
Tommi Parzinger 1950s Polished Brass... H 10 in W 8 in DIA 4 in $ 1,200
Tommi Parzinger Rare Floor Lamp by Tommi... H 78 in W 16 in D 12 in $ 13,000
Tommi Parzinger Hollywood Regency Tommi... H 30 in W 60 in D 17 in $ 6,800
Tommi Parzinger Pair of Aermchairs by Tommi... H 41 in W 25 in D 24 in $ 8,500
Tommi Parzinger Tommi Parzinger American... H 31 in W 72 in D 18 in $ 17,500
Tommi Parzinger Tommi Parzinger 4 Door Pale... H 31 in W 66 in D 19 in $ 18,000
Tommi Parzinger TOMMI PARZINGER ILLUMINATED... H 57 in W 9 in D 6 in $ 18,000
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