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B&B Italia Dining Table in Marble and Leather and Scarpa ‘Monk’ Dining Chairs

$17,800per set


B&B Italia, dining table, marble, leather, Italy, 1970s Pedestal dining table with a red marble top and red leather base. The combination of materials is striking. The highly veined top in red/orange color rests on a cylindric base that has a red leather surface. Differently sized leather sheets are stitched together in bright lines. Measurements of the table: 74 x 148 x 128 cm Please note that the table misses a chip in the tabletop. For more information, please contact our design experts who will gladly inform you about the possibilities in our restoration atelier. Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Molteni, set of six 'Monk' dining chairs, oak, black leather, Italy, 1974 Afra & Tobia Scarpa designed the 'Monk' chairs for Molteni in 1974. The black leather forms a striking combination with the blond 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, an iconic 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 and Knoll International. Measurements of the chairs: 76 x 51.5 x 47 cm (seat height: 44cm) VAT within the EU: When buying or delivering an item within the EU, VAT usually applies and will be added.


  • Creator
    B&B Italia (Manufacturer),Afra & Tobia Scarpa (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.14 in. (74 cm)Width: 58.27 in. (148 cm)Depth: 50.4 in. (128 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 7
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Every item Morentz offers is checked by our team of 30 craftsmen in our in-house workshop. Special restoration or reupholstery requests can be done. We guarantee a very high-quality standard, ask our design specialists for detailed information.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 45011632, 501087561stDibs: LU933123585842

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    Ships From: Waalwijk, Netherlands
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About the Manufacturer

B&B Italia

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 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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