Afra & Tobia Scarpa 'Artona' Lounge Chairs in Walnut

$4,450.00 USD

When buying or delivering an item within the EU, VAT usually applies and will be added.

Put item on hold
Request more information

Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Maxalto, 'Artona' lounge chair, walnut, fabric, Italy, 1975

Cubic but airy ‘Artona’ lounge chairs by Italian designer couple Afra & Tobia Scarpa. This chair shows absolute stunning craftsmanship. Highlight is the woodworking. The walnut is inlaid with dark lines of wood, which create the effect of ebony. This is best exposed in the curved back. The dark lines are beautifully visible and strengthen the design.

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 and Knoll International.

Please note that we advise reupholstery before use. This can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsman 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 reupholstery is possible as well.

VAT within the EU:
When buying or delivering an item within the EU, VAT usually applies and will be added.

Please note price per item. 

Product details

  • Condition Good
  • Creator Afra & Tobia Scarpa
  • Date of Manufacture 1970s
  • Dimensions Height 25.4 in. Width 27.96 in. Depth 23.63 in. Seat Height 16.15 in.
  • Dimensions Height 64.5 cm Width 71 cm Depth 60 cm Seat Height
  • Manufacturer Maxalto
  • Materials and Techniques Fabric Walnut
  • Period 1970-1979
  • Place of Origin Italy
  • Style Mid-Century Modern Of the Period