Giuseppe Parvis

Giuseppe Parvis





Giuseppe Parvis furniture showroom in Cairo, early 20th century



Furniture designed by Giuseppe Parvis, a decorator based in Cairo at the time, and exhibited in the Universal Exposition in Paris in 1878, in the Egyptian Section. Parvis is an Italian-Egyptian decorator who started his business in Egypt in 1859 and bought the shop in the same year.


Living room in Egyptian style, Milan, Italy, 1881. Giuseppe Parvis is an Italian-Egyptian decorator based in Cairo who participated in the Italian Exposition in Milan in 1881.


Egyptian Room, Turin, Italy, 1884. Giuseppe Parvis is an Italian-Egyptian decorator working in Cairo (at the time) who participated in the Italian Exposition in Turin in 1884. He exhibited the furniture and was awarded the gold medal.


Furniture advertising for Giuseppe Parvis' company


Café of the Builders Club, Cairo, Egypt, 1930s. Furniture by Fernando Parvis.


Entrance of the Builders Club, Cairo, Egypt, 1930s. Furniture by Fernando Parvis.


Smoking room of the Builders Club, Cairo, Egypt, 1930s. Furniture by Fernando Parvis. Roberto Parvis’ private archives. Credit: archmuseum.org and C. Mimarlık Müzesi.


Entrance to the famous Giuseppe Parvis furniture store in Attaba Sq, Cairo, Egypt, 1912. The other store was located in Ibrahim Pasha St. Photo by Max H. Rudmann.


Giuseppe Parvis' shop in Mouski Bazaar, Cairo, Egypt, 1915. Credit: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich.

See also Enrico Nistri.