816 PA’ 1947 By Cassina
Solid wood console table
This solid wood console table was designed in 1947 and used in numerous projects including Ico Parisi’s own home.
The name of the reissue is also a tribute to Parisi’s nickname, PA’, that is the beginning of his surname together with an accent resulting in a diminutive form of the word ‘father’ in recognition of his role in leading the modern movement in Como.
The design idea was born from a few lines drawn on a sheet of paper: a straight horizontal line and two oblique ones to define a harmonious and tense structure with almost perfect proportions and an organic appearance. An image that could be compared to a foal ready to spring into action expressing the strength and tension of its tapered legs.
Its rectangular top has four straight slots near the ends on the two main sides into which, like real joints, the tips of the upper arms of its slender and characteristic divergent Y-shaped legs are inserted and fixed in pairs by means of a small crossbar. Its balance is strengthened thanks to two oblique solid blocks turned to create an organic form which, diagonally joined to the small crossbar, perfectly fit under the top.
The parts come together and dialogue in a fluid and continuous way to create a refined and balanced console table, immediately recognisable and perfect for all rooms of the home.
Cassina has respected and enhanced the origins of this project by applying the company’s typical carpentry craftsmanship and industrial know-how, the same that Parisi had entrusted.
- solid stained black ash wood or Canaletto walnut frame with a low gloss finish, panelled top with solid edges and veneered in the same wood essence as the frame;
- metal parts in brass, painted matt black (only in combination with the stained black ash frame), brushed brass or brushed chrome.