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Afra & Tobia Scarpa "Monk" Dining Chairs for Molteni, 1974, Set of 10

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Afra & Tobia Scarpa "Monk" dining chairs for Molteni, red leather and beech, Italy, 1974, set of ten. 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 leather 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 checked the chairs. All the signs and imperfections on the surface are natural leather features, enhancing the material's natural beauty. We offer custom restoration and special reupholstering on request. Our atelier enhances Italy's excellence by providing dedicated and tailor-made customization services. Contact us for additional information.
  • Creator:
    Afra & Tobia Scarpa (Designer),Molteni & C (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 29.73 in (75.5 cm)Width: 20.48 in (52 cm)Depth: 17.72 in (45 cm)Seat Height: 16.74 in (42.5 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 10
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1970s
  • Condition:
    Refinished. We accurately check the quality of each object. Our in-house expert craftsmen and artisans carefully review every item to ensure excellence. We offer custom restoration and special reupholstering on request. Contact us for more information.
  • Seller Location:
    Lonigo, IT
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU3756339653202
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