Italy 1935 – 2011
Italy 1937 –
Amazing kingsized bed from the Artona series designed by Afra & Tobia Scarpa and manufactured by Maxalto in Italy in 1975. It’s made from walnut wood with ebony details. This series is well-known for its fantastic woodwork and high quality. The bottom edge of the bed is covered with natural leather. The bed is in really good original and clean condition, and you’ll find the ‘M’ mark from Maxalto on the back. This bed shows exceptional craftsmanship, with a particular highlight on the woodworking. The walnut wood used is meticulously inlaid with dark wood lines, creating a stunning graphic look. This effect is most prominent in the curved headboard and bed-end, where the dark lines beautifully enrich the design.
We have a similar bed available with black leather rim.
The ‘Artona’ line, crafted by the Scarpa duo, holds historical significance as it marked the beginning of Maxalto, a specialized branch of B&B Italia. Maxalto, founded in 1975, was dedicated to crafting artisanal, predominantly wooden furniture. The ‘Artona’ series was their first project for Maxalto and also served as a counterpoint to the prevailing trend of using plastics in furniture design during the postwar era.
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…
Literature; Repertorio Del Design Italiano 195o~2000 Volume 1 Giuliana Gramigna, page 234
|Designer:||Afra e Tobia Scarpa|
|Materials:||Walnut, ebony, leather|
|Condition:||Very good, original.|
|Holland / Belgium:||€ 50|
|Europe:||€ 150 - 750|
|Outside Europe:||€ 1000 - 2000|