Afra & Tobia Scarpa Midcentury Black Leather and Ash “Dialogo” Dining Chair for B&B Italia, 1973, Set of 4


Set of 4 Dialogo chairs designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for B&B Italia in 1973.

The chairs are composed of a natural ash structure and a fiberglass seat and backrest upholstered in black leather.

The structure retrieves the typical Scarpa double trestle.

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.

Literature: Roberto Masiero, Afra e Tobia Scarpa, tutte le opere, Mondadori Electa, 2009, p. 93.