Afra & Tobia Scarpa '121' Dining Chairs in Maple and Ash

$2,950.00 USD

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Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Cassina, dining chairs model 121, maple, ash, Italy, design 1965, production later

Dining chairs by the Italian designer couple Tobia and Afra Scarpa. These chairs have a cubic and architectural appearance. The base consists of four straight, flat legs, which provide and open look. The seating and back are beautifully shaped and slightly curved. These chairs are very well detailed and feature various original design elements such as the gap in the lower back and the extension of the back below the seat. The chairs come in various color/material schemes of which these in a mixture of two types of wood.

Afra (1937-2011) and 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.

Please note that the chairs show signs of age and use. Scratches are visible on the wood.
 

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Afra & Tobia Scarpa (Designer) Cassina (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1970s
  • dimensions Height 31.5 in. Width 18.51 in. Depth 20.08 in. Seat Height 17.33 in.
  • dimensions Height 80 cm Width 47 cm Depth 51 cm Seat Height 44 cm
  • material Ash Maple
  • origin Italy
  • period 1970-1979
  • style Mid-Century Modern