Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Cassina 'Carlotta' Lounge Chair

$2,200.00 USD
$2,200.00 USD

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Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Cassina, 'Carlotta' easy chair, lacquered wood and rope, Italy, 1967

'Carlotta' easy chair designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Cassina. The chair features a geometric, cubic frame, build up from four rectangles. Spanned with rope that hold the cushion in its place. This construction is nicely exposed on the back.

The orange with yellow upholstered is in used but still good condition.

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) Afra & Tobia Scarpa (Designer) Cassina (Manufacturer) Cassina (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1967
  • dimensions Height 24.02 in. Width 34.65 in. Depth 31.5 in.
  • dimensions Height 61 cm Width 88 cm Depth 80 cm
  • material Fabric Wood Fabric Wood
  • origin Italy
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Barcode 45012675