About John Rizzi
John Rizzi was educated in industrial design and learned from the masters by helping develop designs by Michael Graves, Neils Diffrient, Richard Sapper and Massimo and Leila Vignelli. He began his own practice in 1985 and over the past two decades has designed bike accessories, office furniture systems, lounge seating, tables and lighting for major national and international companies. Rizzi's design process is rigorous, analytic and self-critical. His work has won IDSA, APEX, Contract Magazine and NEOCON Best Products Gold and Silver awards. His designs for Landscape Forms include the Parc Vue bench and receptacle, Parc Centre tables and chairs, and the Parc Lounge chair and ottoman.
The landmark collection was inspired by familiar themes in historic design, architecture and nature. Designer John Rizzi took his
inspiration from traditional cast iron furniture and
asymmetric patterns in nature. The Parc Vue bench
achieves a delicate balance between the strength and
lively gesture of its frame and the perceived lightness
and linear order of its slatted seat. It is a sculptural form
that has what Rizzi calls “traditional roots and its own
dynamic presence.” In the companion curved and
mesh-caged Parc Vue litter receptacle, the designer
combines historic reference and contemporary manufacture
in an elegant utilitarian object suited to a
variety of settings in urban environments.