Kidney shaped sofa Ico Parisi 1950's style


  • £4,290.00 including tax
  • €5,151 Euro
  • $5,583 US Dollar

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Kidney shaped sofa Ico Parisi 1950's style

Kidney shaped sofa newly made in the Ico Parisi `1950`s style`.

Available to order, this sofa can be made in a choice of 31 colours of quality velvet as the fabric range photographed. This is an example made in Dark Sage. For ordered items production time is under 10 weeks.

This sofa can be made either with the high back portion of the sofa on the left or right side. This is an example of the sofa with the high back portion on the right side. A complementary pair would work well in a large room.

Ico Parisi`s `Comma` sofa is the 20th Century Design classic which inspired this contemporary piece created for Roomscape`s Contemporary Collection. It has a wood frame, handmade brass legs and quality velvet upholstery.

The Italian quality velvet is 100% Polyester, high performance with good backing, soft, durable and flame retardant. All the components meet fire regulations.
The full range of colour samples is available in our London Showroom for you to see. Please ring us on +44 (0) 7956 645492 to arrange a visit or email us with your requirements to [email protected]

Some history about the design process of the sofa:

Designed for the era of lounge living, this piece is inviting with its relaxing curves & lush fabric. The elegant style, size, shape & quality detail make this piece well suited for a grand sitting room. The style fits within a range of Interiors such as Traditional, Art Deco, Hollywood Regency, Minimalist or Contemporary.

In the past we have stocked at Roomscape original vintage Ico Parisi sofas. As originals are difficult to come by and often there are issues with condition, we arranged to have this model newly made.

Working with local craftsman in Italy using traditional methods to exact specifications and quality materials, each sofa is individually made and has a quality handmade solid wooden frame.

The seat is composed by an horizontal solid wooden plate with an all foam cushion. Different layers of diverse density foam, from a high density foam core at the bottom to a softer layer of foam at the top. A Polyester fiber wrap is bonded to the foam to give a soft sculptured look and maximum comfort while keeping the shape. This choice of cushion allows to have a firm seat which is also soft to the touch, with the fewest possible wrinkles in the fabric.This compositions repeats along the back & sides of the sofa.

The kidney shape seat portion of the sofa has two areas; to the right it is narrow with a lower back which rises to the left with a circular end. The curved back follows an organic movement with the maximum height near the centre of the sofa. The back lowers at both ends to embrace the seat. This detail creates movement & continuity.

This piece is fully trimmed around the frame & seat cushion which emphasises the shape and flow of design.

The frame sits on 6 removable handmade polished brass legs that screw to the frame. Each leg is individually made in solid brass and has the top portion made as a plate, with four holes to screw to the sofa giving great stability.

Packing is offered free of charge. We have shipped this sofa safely worldwide and give great attention to the package. The frame will be wrapped in several layers of foam & bubblewrapp and a final layer of either cardboard or cellophane for safe transport. If necessary the legs can be easily unscrewed from the frame and packed separately in a box. For international shipping, the chosen courier will add extra packaging & crate it for safe travel.
Full dimensions:

Total Width (horizontal virtual line between both ends) is 260 cm.

The Height of the seat from the floor is 40 cm.

The maximum Depth (maximum projection between front & back ends) is 125 cm.

The Depth of the narrow portion on the left side is 75 cm.

The Depth of the wider end on the right side is 105 cm.

The Height of the frame when the legs are off is 57 cm.

When the legs are on, the Height (space) between the frame and the floor is 20 cm.

Please note that each sofa is individually handmade so there could be slight minor variation in the dimensions and final detailing.

Domenico (Ico) Parisi (1916-1996) was born in Sicily and trained as an architect. He defined himself as a Renaissance Artist, who was interested in all forms of art. Read more on our Blog about Ico Parisi Furniture.


  • H: 77cm (30.31in)
  • W: 260cm (102.36in)
  • D: 125cm (49.21in)


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In 1993, Sergio opened his first antiques showroom in Rome, with a second seasonal shop in Ponza, an island close to Capri. The island spirit, with her international clients, influenced his eclectic style. Following features in several magazines, Sergio established his own art & antiques publication. As a part of this, Sergio regularly visited and reported on leading European Auction Houses. It was London's art & antique scene, which drew Sergio.

In 1999, Sergio opened with his partner, Blair Thorburn, their London shop, Roomscape Vintage Furniture, in the historic Horse Hospital at The Stables Market in Camden Town. It was here that they became one of the first to propose vintage Scandinavian style to the London market. Moving forward at the beginning of the Millennium, Roomscape proposed further styles such as Hollywood Regency & Modernist glam.

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In 2009, Roomscape moved from a ‘traditional’ shop to a larger showroom with a stronger online presence reaching global destinations. The ‘By Appointment’ Showroom allows customers, both the trade and the public, to have the full 75m² space all to themselves for as long as they want and have a coffee with the boys. Moving from a shop has allowed a more attention to buying and sourcing abroad. It has certainly helped that Sergio is fluent in five languages.

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