Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Maxalto 'Pair of Artona' Cabinets

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Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Maxalto, pair of cabinets, model 'Artona', wood, glass, leather and brass, Italy, circa 1975.

This pair of cabinets is designed by Afra & Tobia Scarpa during the first period of the Artona collection. It combines the characteristic solid striped rosewood and the use of a high quality finishing and leather handles. The piece contains many shelves and the outer cabinets feature both glass and leather doors. Together, this grand pair provides plenty of space to display special objects and offers enough storage facilities.

The Artona line by the Scarpa duo was in fact the first line ever produced by Maxalto, the specialist division of B&B Italia. Maxalto was originally set up in 1975 as a high-end division of B&B Italia to focus exclusively on the production of artisanal, mostly wood furniture. The Artona was their first project and also functions as a counter-message against the common prevailing use of plastics in furniture design during the postwar period. 

Afra (1937-2011) & Tobia (1935-) Scarpa both studied on the Venice Institute of Architecture. Tobia first worked for the Italian glass manufacturer Venini. From 1960 on the couple opened their own design office. Their work includes architecture and everyday items like furniture and clothing. Tobia & Afra designed for numerous major Italian and international companies like Flos, Gavina, B&B Italia, Cassina, Knoll International and many interior projects for numerous companies worldwide.

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Afra & Tobia Scarpa (Designer) Afra & Tobia Scarpa (Designer) Afra & Tobia Scarpa (Designer) Afra & Tobia Scarpa (Designer) Maxalto (Manufacturer) Maxalto (Manufacturer) Maxalto (Manufacturer) Maxalto (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1975
  • dimensions Height 211 cm Width 155 cm Depth 36 cm
  • dimensions Height 83.08 in. Width 61.03 in. Depth 14.18 in.
  • material Brass Glass Leather Wood Brass Glass Leather Wood
  • origin Italy
  • period 1970-1979
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Barcode 45009242