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Vintage Soriana Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Afra & Tobia Scarpa in Leather, 1970

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The above lounge chair and ottoman is part of a suite of three total pieces including a two seater sofa from the same estate, please enquire to acquire the entire suite. Designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa in 1969 for Cassina, the Soriana lounge chair is a piece of design history. Here we have a completely original vintage example in original velvet corduroy upholstery. Both pieces in this set are marked with original manufacturer’s and importer’s label. More images upon request. The padding of Soriana is made of polyurethane foam and Dacron fiberfill, upholstered with wool or leather and enveloped by a clamp made of chromed steel. Two parts compose the external cage. Two steel plates link them with the basis. Then, two covered buttons on the sides of the backrest link the coating with the external support elements. Furthermore, two covered buttons placed on the front of the backrest tighten the upholstery to improve the shape. This is possible since a wire links them with two plastic supports embedded in the back of the clamp. There are four covered buttons on the seat linked with the base. The two-seater sofa presents, likewise, two clamps. Moreover, the three-seater one shows three clamps. The base is made of black lacquered beech. In 1970, Soriana won the prestigious Compasso d’Oro prize at the Milan Triennale for the “complexity of the image achieved with construction and technical means of remarkable simplicity and consistency.” In 1980 Cassina stopped producing the original piece. Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Afra Scarpa (Italian, 1937-2011), Tobia Scarpa (Italian, 1935-2011); Cassina (Italy) Marking(s); notes: Cassina label, Atelier International Limited label Materials: chromed metal, leather, metal Dimensions (H, W, D): chair: 26"h, 33"w, 47"d, 16" seat height; ottoman: 16"h, 33"w, 30"d Additional Information: References: Modern Furniture Designs 1950-1980s, Klaus-Jurgen Sembach, pg. 139; Domus - VII
  • Creator:
    Afra & Tobia Scarpa (Designer),Cassina (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 26 in (66.04 cm)Width: 33 in (83.82 cm)Depth: 47 in (119.38 cm)Seat Height: 16 in (40.64 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1970
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading. Scattered surface markings consistent with age and gentle use, very good vintage condition, original leather.
  • Seller Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU814138835972
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