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Afra & Tobia Scarpa "Monk" Chairs for Molteni, 1974, Set of 4

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Afra & Tobia Scarpa "Monk" chairs for Molteni, canvas and walnut, Italy, 1974, set of four. The particular feature of this model is the support structure composed of two equal trestles in solid wood attached to shaped metal tubing, creating a single element for the seat and back. The two structural parts are joined by two pairs of bolts for each trestle, with the decorative touch of large hubs in burnished steel facilitating the connection to the solid wood. The seat surface is made with two canvas parts shaped for comfortable sitting; besides the two coverage options, a solution was also offered. The trestles were made with composite elements, alternating two external layers in light wood. This chromatic motif was to be further developed in the 'Artona' series. Afra Bianchin (1937-2011) and Tobia Scarpa (1935) began their long collaboration in 1957. Starting from 1960, they collaborated with companies like Gavina, B&B Italia, and Cassina. Innovators and unconventional thinkers, they developed numerous projects discovering new ways of mixing different materials and shapes. Their pieces are exhibited in many museums worldwide, such as the MoMa in New York and the Musée du Louvre in Paris. Our atelier carefully restored the chairs. Signs of use and time.
  • Creator:
    Molteni & C (Manufacturer),Afra & Tobia Scarpa (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 29.53 in (75 cm)Width: 20.48 in (52 cm)Depth: 20.48 in (52 cm)Seat Height: 16.93 in (43 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 6
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1970s
  • Condition:
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. We offer a high standard quality on all our pieces, with a careful restoration enhancing the classical wear. Our atelier offers specific restoration or reupholstery. Please contact Modernab Gallery for additional information.
  • Seller Location:
    Lonigo, IT
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU3756333224602
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