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Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Italian

Italian architect and designer Antonella Scarpitta has been creating luxurious, timeless furniture since her career began in the late 1970s. Her expertise in designing all kinds of comfortable seating is evident in her plush armchairs and sofas, while the clean, spare forms of her tables draw on early modernist works and the teachings of the Bauhaus. She has said that she fashions her furnishings to reflect "strong formal purity."

The Sicilian-born Scarpitta studied at the State Institute of Industrial Planning in Cantu. In 1978 she opened her studio in nearby Brianza. That same year, she began work on her first collection — Collego — an interlocking series of rearrangeable walnut wall panels that afforded consumers the opportunity to hang shelves in a living room or secure types of case furniture to a wall elsewhere in a space. Since then, she has been active in interior projects and industrial design. 

Scarpitta is credited with having designed Dinamica, a microfiber fabric used in various forms of apparel and car upholstery. She has created and renovated many private residences and industrial buildings over the years, including villas in Rome. From 1985–1990, she served as creative director for the Italian furniture company Swan

Scarpitta has developed a wealth of collaborative relationships with a range of iconic manufacturers such as de Sede and Thayer Coggin over the years, and the first decade of the 21st century yielded many more partnerships for her. In 2001, she founded the Antonella Scarpitta Designer A 360° studio. A few years later, her SAPPO seating for Hans Kaufeld won the Red Dot award for technological and aesthetic innovation. Her work has been a part of exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Design Museum and more.  

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Creator: Antonella Scarpitta
De Sede DS-3 Three-Seat Sofa in Beige Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The DS-3 consciously emphasizes the importance of comfortable and relaxing sitting. Last but not least, with the DS-3, our Signora has succeeded in creating a new interpretation of t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

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Leather

De Sede DS-7 Four-Seat Sofa in Nougat Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A strong interpretation of the lounge idea; timeless everyday object and showpiece at the same time. The high seating comfort and the many possible uses are striking. Clear contours ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-17 Three-Seat Sofa in Black Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The ingenious upholstery emphasizes the nonchalantly charming shapes, here is sofa program! This sofa is truly a master of seating comfort. Sink comfortably and recovering in the sof...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-48 Three-Seat Sofa in Nougat Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Available as a sofa, armchair, stool or récamiere, the DS-48 enables the typical De Sede seating experience, characterized by high quality and unique durability. Loose fabric cushion...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-17 Two-Seat Sofa in Black Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The ingenious upholstery emphasizes the nonchalantly charming shapes, here is sofa program! This sofa is truly a master of seating comfort. Sink comfortably and recovering in the sof...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-47 Sofa in Brown Leather Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
DS-47 is available as a two- and three-seater sofa, and as an armchair and stool; 5-mm-thick NECK leather recognizable in characteristic fat wrinkles lend it an unmistakable expressi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-17 Three-Seat Sofa in Beige Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The ingenious upholstery emphasizes the nonchalantly charming shapes – here is sofa program! This sofa is truly a master of seating comfort. Sink comfortably and recovering in the so...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-47 Sofa in Black Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
DS-47 is available as a two- and three-seat sofa, and as an armchair and stool; 5-mm-thick Neck leather recognizable in characteristic fat wrinkles lend it an unmistakable expression...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-7 Three-Seat Sofa in Snow Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A strong interpretation of the lounge idea; timeless everyday object and showpiece at the same time. The high seating comfort and the many possible uses are striking. Clear contours ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-31 Three-Seat Sofa in Teak Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The DS-31 model series is one of the classics of our manufacture. This is where design, craftsmanship and leather expertise come together to form a timelessly beautiful item of uphol...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-4 Three-Seat Sofa in Snow Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By De Sede, Antonella Scarpitta
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The DS-4 is a clear statement from the designer to follow an idea, a style, a personal claim to perfection to the very depths. Thanks to its raised backrest, the DS-4 offers that sty...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-4 Three-Seat Sofa in Olive Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By De Sede, Antonella Scarpitta
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The DS-4 is a clear statement from the designer to follow an idea, a style, a personal claim to perfection to the very depths. Thanks to its raised backrest, the DS-4 offers that sty...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-3 Two-Seat Sofa in Beige Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The DS-3 consciously emphasizes the importance of comfortable and relaxing sitting. Last but not least, with the DS-3, our Signora has succeeded in creating a new interpretation of t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-87 Four-Seat Sofa in Hazel Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By De Sede, Antonella Scarpitta
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A floating island of tranquility with its slender form, the elegant DS-87 sofa model seems to float in the room, where it seamlessly fits into any modern environment – a piece of uph...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-4 Two-Seat Sofa in Red Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By De Sede, Antonella Scarpitta
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The DS-4 is a clear statement from the designer to follow an idea, a style, a personal claim to perfection to the very depths. Thanks to its raised backrest, the DS-4 offers that sty...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Fabric

De Sede DS-5 Sofa in Snow Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By De Sede, Antonella Scarpitta
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Life becomes a lot easier when you take a deep breath and decelerate your everyday life. Who better to translate this into a formal language than a master of her trade? Antonella Sca...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-87 Two-Seat Sofa in Hazel Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By De Sede, Antonella Scarpitta
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A floating island of tranquility with its slender form, the elegant DS-87 sofa model seems to float in the room, where it seamlessly fits into any modern environment, a piece of upho...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-4 Four-Seater Sofa in Living Umbra Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By De Sede, Antonella Scarpitta
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The DS-4 is a clear statement from the designer to follow an idea, a style, a personal claim to perfection to the very depths. Thanks to its raised backrest, the DS-4 offers that sty...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Fabric

De Sede DS-87 Three-Seat Sofa in Hazel Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By De Sede, Antonella Scarpitta
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A floating island of tranquility with its slender form, the elegant DS-87 sofa model seems to float in the room, where it seamlessly fits into any modern environment – a piece of uph...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-31 Three-Seat Sofa in Teak Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The DS-31 model series is one of the classics of our manufacture. This is where design, craftsmanship and leather expertise come together to form a timelessly beautiful item of uphol...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-48 Three-Seat Sofa in Nougat Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Available as a sofa, armchair, stool or récamiere, the DS-48 enables the typical De Sede seating experience, characterized by high quality and unique d...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-7 Four-Seat Sofa in Nougat Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By De Sede, Antonella Scarpitta
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A strong interpretation of the lounge idea; timeless everyday object and showpiece at the same time. The high seating comfort and the many possible uses are striking. Clear contours ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-17 Three-Seat Sofa in Black Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The ingenious upholstery emphasizes the nonchalantly charming shapes, here is sofa program! This sofa is truly a master of seating comfort. Sink comfortably and recovering in the sof...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-47 Sofa in Black Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By De Sede, Antonella Scarpitta
Located in Brooklyn, NY
DS-47 is available as a two- and three-seat sofa, and as an armchair and stool; 5-mm-thick Neck leather recognizable in characteristic fat wrinkles lend it an unmistakable expression...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-3 Three-Seat Sofa in Beige Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The DS-3 consciously emphasizes the importance of comfortable and relaxing sitting. Last but not least, with the DS-3, our Signora has succeeded in creating a new interpretation of t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-5 Sofa in Snow Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Life becomes a lot easier when you take a deep breath and decelerate your everyday life. Who better to translate this into a formal language than a master of her trade? Antonella Sca...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-7 Three-Seat Sofa in Snow Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A strong interpretation of the lounge idea; timeless everyday object and showpiece at the same time. The high seating comfort and the many possible uses are striking. Clear contours ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-47 Sofa in Brown Leather Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By De Sede, Antonella Scarpitta
Located in Brooklyn, NY
DS-47 is available as a two- and three-seater sofa, and as an armchair and stool; 5-mm-thick NECK leather recognizable in characteristic fat wrinkles lend it an unmistakable expressi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-17 Two-Seat Sofa in Black Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The ingenious upholstery emphasizes the nonchalantly charming shapes, here is sofa program! This sofa is truly a master of seating comfort. Sink comfortably and recovering in the sof...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-4 Three-Seat Sofa in Olive Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The DS-4 is a clear statement from the designer to follow an idea, a style, a personal claim to perfection to the very depths. Thanks to its raised backrest, the DS-4 offers that stylish comfort that is missing from conventional furniture. The elegance perfected by Antonella Scarpitta turns the DS-4 into a feel-good experience. Antonella Scarpitta - a name that stands for clear forms, simple structures and unique design. Anyone who can call a De Sede model, designed by the Italian Grand Dame...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-87 Three-Seat Sofa in Hazel Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A floating island of tranquility with its slender form, the elegant DS-87 sofa model seems to float in the room, where it seamlessly fits into any modern environment – a piece of uph...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-87 Two-Seat Sofa in Hazel Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A floating island of tranquility with its slender form, the elegant DS-87 sofa model seems to float in the room, where it seamlessly fits into any modern environment, a piece of upho...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-4 Two-Seat Sofa in Red Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The DS-4 is a clear statement from the designer to follow an idea, a style, a personal claim to perfection to the very depths. Thanks to its raised backrest, the DS-4 offers that stylish comfort that is missing from conventional furniture. The elegance perfected by Antonella Scarpitta turns the DS-4 into a feel-good experience. Antonella Scarpitta, a name that stands for clear forms, simple structures and unique design. Anyone who can call a De Sede model, designed by the Italian Grand Dame...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Fabric

De Sede DS-87 Four-Seat Sofa in Hazel Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A floating island of tranquility with its slender form, the elegant DS-87 sofa model seems to float in the room, where it seamlessly fits into any modern environment – a piece of uph...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-17 Three-Seat Sofa in Beige Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The ingenious upholstery emphasizes the nonchalantly charming shapes – here is sofa program! This sofa is truly a master of seating comfort. Sink comfortably and recovering in the so...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-3 Two-Seat Sofa in Beige Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By De Sede, Antonella Scarpitta
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The DS-3 consciously emphasizes the importance of comfortable and relaxing sitting. Last but not least, with the DS-3, our Signora has succeeded in creating a new interpretation of t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-4 Four-Seater Sofa in Living Umbra Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The DS-4 is a clear statement from the designer to follow an idea, a style, a personal claim to perfection to the very depths. Thanks to its raised backrest, the DS-4 offers that sty...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Fabric

De Sede DS-4 Three-Seat Sofa in Snow Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
By De Sede, Antonella Scarpitta
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The DS-4 is a clear statement from the designer to follow an idea, a style, a personal claim to perfection to the very depths. Thanks to its raised backrest, the DS-4 offers that sty...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Antonella Scarpitta Sofas

Materials

Leather

Antonella Scarpitta sofas for sale on 1stDibs.

Antonella Scarpitta sofas are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of leather and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Antonella Scarpitta sofas, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original sofas by Antonella Scarpitta were created in the modern style in switzerland during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider sofas by Stephan Hürlemann, Robert Haussmann, Eleanora Peduzzi-Riva, Heinz Ulrich, and and Ueli Berger. Prices for Antonella Scarpitta sofas can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $9,870 and can go as high as $18,420, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $13,655.

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