Afra and Tobia Scarpa Chairs in Black and Walnut for Cassina
Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Cassina, set of four chairs model 121, wood and walnut, Italy, 1965.
Set of four chairs by Italian designer couple Tobia and Afra Scarpa. These chairs have a cubic and architectural appearance. The base consist of four straight, flat legs, which provide and open look. The seating and back are beautifully shaped and slightly curved. These chairs are very well detailed and feature various original design elements such as the gap in the lower back and the extension of the back below the seat. The chairs come in various color schemes of which this is the ultimate Classic: deep dark walnut combined with stark black.
Literature: Gramigna, Giuliana. Repertorio del Design Italiano 1950-2000 per L'Arredamento Domestico. Allemandi: Torino, 2003, p. 223.