Carlo Scarpa for Bernini Set of Ten Dining Chairs in Walnut and Leather


Carlo Scarpa for Bernini, set of ten dining chairs, model '765', walnut veneer, leather, designed in 1934, produced in 1977.

These well-proportioned chairs are designed by Carlo Scarpa in 1934, a design that was not produced until 1977. He exclusively created these chairs for his own home in Venice. The backrest is shaped in an organic manner featuring curvaceous lines, which is in contrast with the right-angled base. Therefore, a disharmonic look is created which makes these items even have more visual excitement. Remarkable detail is the open-cut on the back that diverges at the bottom, which results in an unusual, yet genuine form.

Carlo Scarpa was one of the most prominent modernist Italian architect and designer. Born in 1906 in Venice, he attended the Academy of Fine Arts there, where he focused on architectural studies. After his graduation, he collaborated with architect Francesco Rinaldo. However, he also started to begin teaching architectural drawing at the Academy, a position he held until 1929. It was also during this period that his professional life as an architect and designer took off and he became known for his sensitivity to materiality and detailing. In 1927, he started to collaborate with master glass workers in Murano and he became creative director at Venini Glass works, where he worked from 1934 to 1947. After the second world war, Scarpa began to gain recognition internationally and gets more commissions to create great masterpieces. Overall, his work became influenced by architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright but also took inspiration from Japan. Unfortunately, he died after falling from a flight of concrete stairs in 1978. However, Scarpa’s influence remains today through his great designs.

Please note that this is a combined set of chairs. There are some slight color differences visible in the wood of the chairs. Some chairs have chips in the veneer. Restoration can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsmen and -women in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized restoration is possible as well.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Bernini (Manufacturer) Carlo Scarpa (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1977
  • dimensions Height 36.23 in. Width 16.54 in. Depth 18.9 in. Seat Height 15.36 in.
  • dimensions Height 92 cm Width 42 cm Depth 48 cm Seat Height 39 cm
  • material Leather Walnut
  • origin Italy
  • period 1970-1979
  • style Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • barcode 50114056 + 50113135