Afra e Tobia Scarpa 121 dining chairs Cassina 1965

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Afra e Tobia Scarpa

Italy 1935 – 2011
Italy 1937 –


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Iconic 121 dining chairs designed by Afra e Tobia Scarpa and manufactured by Cassina Italy, in 1965. Tobia Scarpa was inspired by a sketch from his dad Carlo Scarpa. With this inspiration the Scarpa’s made the iconic 121 chair. These chairs are real classics. The seats are made of black stained plywood. The frames are made from warm brown solid walnut, giving a solid feel. The chairs have two thin plywood “leaves” that make the seat and backrest. The modern frame stands out with its contrast against the rounded backrest and the iconic opening in the back. This 121 Scarpa dining chair was designed alongside the classic 925 Scarpa lounge chair. The Cassina stickers are on the underside of the chairs. The seats and backrests have scratches on the back parts from usage and can be refinished on request.

 

Kindly note that this set is priced and sold in a set of 6.

 

Literature; Repertorio Del Design Italiano 195o~2000 Volume 1 Giuliana Gramigna, page 117

 

Afra and Tobia Scarpa are award winning postmodern Italian architects and designers. Their pieces can be found in museums across the United States and Europe, including collections in MoMa and the Louvre Museum. They have collaborated with companies such as B&B Italia, San Lorenzo Silver, Molteni, and Knoll International. They have won a number of awards such as the Compasso d’Oro in 1969 to the International Forum Design in 1992. Their design work consists of architecture and everyday household items including, furniture, clothing, interior design, art glass. They focused on the technical and aesthetic possibilities of materials in their designs. The couple was greatly influenced by Tobia’s father, Carlo Scarpa, a Venetian architect and designer. Read more…

Designer: Afra e Tobia Scarpa
Type: Model 121
Manufacturer: Cassina
Year: 1965
Country: Italy
Materials: Walnut, plywood
Condition: Original, with patina
Height: 81/45 cm
Width: 48 cm
Depth: 54 cm
Item nr: AF22ME17

Holland / Belgium: € Free
Europe: € 150 - 500
Outside Europe: € 900 - 1500

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