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Afra & Tobia Scarpa Grey Leather Sofa Erasmo for B&B Italia, 1976

$16,890per set

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Grey modular leather sofa designed by Afra & Tobia Scarpa Grey for B&B Italia, 1976 Well preserved partly modular sofa in wonderful condition. The 'Erasmo' was only produced for a short while by B&B and shows the typical high standard features such as smooth thick leather and great quality construction details. It's a very large piece that can be reconfigured in four different positions, also as a long 4-seat and accommodates to 4-6 persons hence very family-friendly. It's a soft padded very comfortable slightly sinking sofa and in very good condition with hardly signs of age and use. It can be a free standing island as well as close to a wall. Dimensions (4-seat) are: 155.5" x 38.2" (depth) x 27.55" (height) seat height is 16.9" (it's a sinker though) Dimensions (4-seat + corner element) are 145.5" x 78" (depth).

Details

  • Creator
    B&B Italia (Manufacturer),Afra & Tobia Scarpa (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 27.55 in. (69.98 cm)Width: 155.5 in. (394.97 cm)Depth: 35.43 in. (90 cm)Seat Height: 16.5 in. (41.91 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1976
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. very good condition with hardly any signs of use.
  • Seller Location
    Vienna, AT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU993521962952

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    $2,500 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 1-3 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Vienna, Austria
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 10 days of delivery.

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About B&B Italia (Manufacturer)

In 1966, Piero Ambrogio Busnelli cofounded C&B Italia, a modern Italian furniture manufacturer, with Cesare Cassina in northern Milan. From the outset, Busnelli and Cassina set about recruiting the most talented modernists in Italy to conceive of creative furnishings manufactured in modern ways. In the early 1970s, the company split, with Cassina founding his own eponymous firm and Busnelli taking leadership of what became B&B Italia.


For decades, Busnelli cultivated relationships with the world’s best design talent, resulting in furniture pieces that remain iconic today — be they Gaetano Pesce’s outwardly curvaceous Up seating (made for C&B, reintroduced by B&B) or tables from industrial designer Paolo Piva, each more sophisticated than the next in their geometrically complex steel-tube bases. B&B Italia earned four prestigious Compasso d’Oro design awards: in 1979 for Mario Bellini’s Le Bambole, in 1984 for the Sisamo wardrobe system by Studio Kairos, in 1987 for Antonio Citterio’s modular Sity sofa and, in 1989, the first award given to a manufacturing company itself.


Other notable names who designed for B&B Italia over the course of its 54-year history include Patricia Urquiola, Naoto Fukasawa, Zaha Hadid, Ettore Sottsass and Vincent Van Duysen, to name a very few. And while these names bring star power to the B&B brand, in many cases, it was B&B Italia who helped usher in their celebrity, fostering a wave of design talent on the world stage.


The company’s forward-thinking vision manifested in its own headquarters, too: In 1972, B&B Italia tapped architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers to design a steel-framed, postmodern-style home for the brand, whose crisscrossing metal exoskeleton is reminiscent of the pair’s Centre Pompidou in Paris, which was built at roughly the same time. Now, B&B Italia manages a contract division and outdoor section as well as its residential arm, and it also controls production for Maxalto, a brand spun out with furniture designs by Antonio Citterio.


At 1stDibs, find a sizable inventory of B&B Italia's furniture — including sofas, cocktail tables and more. 

About the Seller
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Located in Vienna, Austria

A destination for collectors, designers and architects from around the world, Derive specializes in carefully curated, unique pieces of postwar and postmodern design from such manufacturers as Lobmeyr, B&B Italy and Maison Jansen and distinguished designers like Josef Hoffmann, Ettore Sottsass and Max Ingrand. Derive also offers a full...

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