Ico Parisi (Palermo 1916 – Como 1996) was one of the particularly expressive figures of the ‘900 culture. In 1936 he start an apprenticeship in Studio Terragni and in 1950 he graduated in architecture in Lausanne. During his career he works as an architect (remember, among others, the Pavilion Soggiorno of the X Triennale in Milan, 1954, the church of Santa Maria dell’Osa in Fonteblanda, Grosseto, 1962, and numerous private homes), as a designer (furniture, objects, glasses, etc.), as the “man of utopias” that take on present and future with a series of provocative and ironic proposals. Its architectural research has often operated in the logic of integration of arts involving contemporary artists in his projects including Mario Radice, Lucio Fontana, Francesco Somaini, Alberto Burri, Fausto Melotti, César, but also people like Michelangelo Antonioni.