Afra & Tobia Scarpa Midcentury “Monk” Dining Chair for Molteni, 1973, Set of 4


Afra & Tobia Scarpa, 4 monk dining chairs, walnut and cognac leather, Italy, 1973.

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. All in all a very interesting 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, Knoll International and many interior projects for numerous companies worldwide. Structure in perfect condition.

Original cognac leather with some stains.

Excellent vintage condition.