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Afra & Tobia Scarpa 'Benetton' Stool in Mixed Wood and Cognac Leather

Sale price$2,450.00

Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Benetton, stool, oak, walnut, wenge, ash, Italy, 1970s

We present a exquisitely crafted stool designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for the Benetton shop. This chair embodies excellence in every aspect—from form and material selection to composition and artistry. The striking visual appeal of this stool stems from its beautifully constructed wooden framework, which features a distinctive arrangement of slats made from various types of wood. This intricate design creates a captivating and unique pattern that draws the eye. The seat is enveloped in a rich cognac leather with patina and supported by crisp-lined rectangular legs. This combination of design elements results in a stool that is both sturdy and graceful, reflecting the refined elegance characteristic of Afra and Tobia Scarpa's work.

Afra (1937-2011) & Tobia (1935-) Scarpa are a duo of Italian architects and designers mostly known for their postmodern style. Afra Bianchin was born in 1937 in Montebelluna while Tobia Scarpa, son of the architect Carlo Scarpa, was born in 1935 in Venice. The couple met when they were both studying at the Venice Institute of Architecture and married afterwards. From 1957 until 1961, Tobia worked as a glass designer at the Murano glassworks of Venini. However, in 1960, the duo started to collaborate, and they set up one of the most successful and well-known professional studios. Together, they worked for companies such as Flos Gavina, B&B Italia, and Knoll. The couple won numerous amounts of awards like the Compasso d’Oro and the International Forum Design. Throughout their career, the duo carried out commissions for well-known companies, including Benetton. Overall, their designs are known for their modernist aesthetic, prioritizing elegance and comfort. However, at the same time, their pieces are admired for the ease with which they lean towards classical designs. Moreover, the creations show their deep understanding for materials. Today, many of their works can be found in major museums such as Museum of Mod­ern Art of New York, Musée du Lou­vre, National Museum of Design New York and many more.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Afra & Tobia Scarpa (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1970s
  • dimensions Height 21.66 in. Width 17.72 in. Depth 16.74 in. Seat Height 21.07 in.
  • dimensions Height 55 cm Width 45 cm Depth 42.5 cm Seat Height 53.5 cm
  • material Ash Leather Oak Walnut Wenge
  • origin Italy
  • period 1970-1979
  • style
  • barcode 50115715