Germany/USA (1903-1981)

German-born designer and painter, Tommi Parzinger is an exponent of Mid-Century American design. He settles in New York in 1932 where he is acclaimed as the most creative original designer of silverware in the United States and was nicknamed ‘Dressmaker in silver’. Awarded designer, he becomes the CEO of furnishings for the Charak Modern firm, he opens his own company Parzinger Originals in 1939 and works with prestigious clients such as Mailyn Monroe and interior designer as Billy Baldwin. In parallel, his furnitures are exhibited at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Parzinger pieces are characterized by their elegancy and their refinement, their carefully crafted designs which are particularly appreciated by prestigious clients. He dedicates the last 15 years of his career to expressionist painting.