Afra & Tobia Scarpa Set of Six Dining Chairs Model 'Monk' in Canvas

$11,800.00 USD

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Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Molteni, set of Six 'Monk' dining chairs, patinated beech, canvas, Italy, designed in 1974

The light canvas forms a striking combination with the blond 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 lightweight, 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. Simplified and solid design by Italian award-winning designers couple Afra & Tobia Scarpa. A

fra (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. Please note that the fabric shows signs of wear and use.

Product details

  • Condition Good
  • Creator Molteni (Manufacturer) Afra & Tobia Scarpa (Designer)
  • Date of Manufacture 1974
  • Dimensions Height 29.34 in. Width 20.48 in. Depth 18.51 in. Seat Height 17.33 in.
  • Dimensions Height 74.5 cm Width 52 cm Depth 47 cm Seat Height 44 cm
  • Materials and Techniques Beech Canvas
  • Period 1970-1979
  • Place of Origin Italy
  • sold as set of 6
  • Style Mid-Century Modern (of the period)