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Afra and Tobia Scarpa Set of Four White Monk Chairs

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$5,800Asking Priceper set

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Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Molteni, Monk set of four dining chairs, white lacquered wood and black leather, Italy, 1974. The wonderfully deep black leather is in wonderful contrast with the white lacquered wood. Interesting is the 'flat' shape of this chair where the designer has chosen to place the legs cross-angled. This decision gives the chair the appearance of being light-weight, whilst in fact they are very well-constructed and heavy. Another interesting feature is use of nails on the top of each leg, which are executed in a black dark color. All in all a very interesting and high-quality chair. Simplified and solid design by Italian award winning designers couple Afra & Tobia Scarpa. Afra (1937-2011) & Tobia (1935-) Scarpa both studied on the Venice Institute of Architecture. Tobia first worked for the Italian glass manufacturer Venini. From 1960 on the couple opened their own design office. Their work includes architecture and everyday items like furniture and clothing. Tobia & Afra designed for numerous major Italian and international companies like Flos, Gavina, B&B Italia, Cassina, Knoll International and many interior projects for numerous companies worldwide. The black leather is in good condition but shows signs of age and use, with some scratches and color fading. Please note that price is per item, not for the whole set.

Details

  • Creator
    Afra & Tobia Scarpa (Designer),Molteni (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.53 in. (75 cm)Width: 19.3 in. (49 cm)Depth: 19.3 in. (49 cm)Seat Height: 17.72 in. (45 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1974
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 10157_item_101321stDibs: LU933115180432

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    Ships From: Waalwijk, Netherlands
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4.8 / 5
Located in Waalwijk, Netherlands

Established in 2006, Morentz has a team of approximately 55 restorers, upholsterers, interior advisers and art historians, making it a gallery, workshop and upholstery studio, all in one. Every day, a carefully selected array of 20th-century furniture arrives from all over the world at the firm’s warehouse, where the team thoroughly e...

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