Just recently we have returned from crazy week in Milan and we are back with our online magazine.
Going around our favorite Como lake, we have remembered modernist architect Ico Parisi (1916-1996), who was active there during the second half of the last century. He is also creator of this amazing architectural/graphic doors.
The first one comes from 1950s Bracco pharmacy in Milan and also features in our very first OKOLO magazine. The door represents Parisi postwar sculptural organic style, which highlights in aerodynamic handle.
In 1961, Parisi with his wife Luisa has designed interiors of Lorena hotel in Grosseto including the another and little bit different door. The style of both architects developed towards new simple poetic visuality and upcoming radical design. The door features laminate, glass, steel and cast bronze handle. The caricature face like shape of the door represent early conceptual attitude in design and resembles us faces from the paintings of the late surrealist Max Ernst, among others.