Tobia & Afra Scarpa for Molteni Set of 6 'Monk' Chairs in Cognac Leather

$14,600.00 USD

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Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Molteni, 'Monk' dining chairs, patinated beech, cognac leather, Italy, 1974

Set of 6 'Monk' chairs by Italian designers Afra & Tobia Scarpa. The cognac leather 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 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. Simplified and solid design by Italian award winning designers couple Afra & Tobia Scarpa.

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.

Please note that we have more of these chairs in our current collection.

The leather will be restored in our in-house restoration atelier. The admirable patina will be kept intact. The experienced craftsman of our in-house atelier are specialist on re-upholstery of design furniture. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come.

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Product details

  • Condition Good
  • Creator Afra & Tobia Scarpa (Designer)
  • Date of Manufacture 1974
  • Dimensions Height 29.34 in. Width 20.48 in. Depth 18.9 in. Seat Height 16.74 in.
  • Dimensions Height 74.5 cm Width 52 cm Depth 48 cm Seat Height 42.5 cm
  • Materials and Techniques Leather Beech
  • Period 1970-1979
  • Place of Origin Italy
  • sold as set of 6
  • Style Mid-Century Modern (of the period)