Directly from our private collection, a set of four dining chairs designed by Afra & Tobia Scarpa for a Villa in Francavilla Fontana, near Brindisi, Italy, in the late 60s. The shape presents some solutions that are possible to find in other Scarpa projects. The legs, made of ash, with their double trestles structure, remind the Cassina model 121 ones. The seat and the back made of plywood, upholstered with brick-colored leather, present an ergonomic shape that is possible to find in the late 80s projects of the Venetian spouses.
Afra (1937-2011) & Tobia (1935-) Scarpa both studied at 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 multiple brands worldwide.
Literature: Roberto Masiero, Afra e Tobia Scarpa, tutte le opere, Mondadori Electa, 2009, p. 93.
Excellent vintage condition.