Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Molteni Pair of 'Monk' Lounge Chairs

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Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Molteni, pair of 'monk' lounge chairs, beech and cognac leather, Italy, 1970s

This version of the 'Monk' chair by Afra & Tobia Scarpa is a lower model with a wider seat. The wonderfully cognac leather forms a striking combination with the wood. Interesting is the 'flat' shape of this chair where the designer has chosen to place the legs cross-angled. This decision gives the chair the appearance of being light-weight, whilst in fact they are very well-constructed and heavy. Another interesting feature is use of nails on the top of each leg, which are executed in a black dark color. All in all a very interesting and high-quality chair.

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) Molteni (Manufacturer) Molteni (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1970s
  • dimensions Height 26.78 in. Width 26.58 in. Depth 20.48 in.
  • dimensions Height 68 cm Width 67.5 cm Depth 52 cm
  • material Beech Leather Beech Leather
  • origin Italy
  • period 1970-1979
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Reference Number 45015657