Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Knoll 'Bastiano' Four-Seat Sofa in Red Leather

$9,450.00 USD

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Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Knoll, 'Bastiano' sofa, leather, lacquered wood, Italy, design 1962

This delicate sofa truly intensifies the experience of sitting itself and is a standout in any modern room. This four-seat sofa is well-designed featuring clear lines and geometrical shapes executed in a subtle way. In absence of decorative details, the design convinces visually through the well-balanced appearance and the stabile construction. The stained dark wooden frame perfectly matches with the red colored seating cushions. The elongated shaped frame and the right-angled lines that are visible through the whole design, give this sofa the exact air and frivolity it needs to become so quintessentially Italian-elegant.

Afra (1937-2011) & Tobia (1935-) Scarpa are a duo of Italian architects and designers mostly known for their postmodern style. Afra Bianchin was born in 1937 in Montebelluna while Tobia Scarpa, son of the architect Carlo Scarpa, was born in 1935 in Venice. The couple met when they were both studying at the Venice Institute of Architecture and married afterwards. From 1957 until 1961, Tobia worked as a glass designer at the Murano glassworks of Venini. However, in 1960, the duo started to collaborate, and they set up one of the most successful and well-known professional studios. Together, they worked for companies such as Flos Gavina, B&B Italia, and Knoll. The couple won numerous amounts of awards like the Compasso d’Oro and the International Forum Design. Throughout their career, the duo carried out commissions for well-known companies, including Benetton. Overall, their designs are known for their modernist aesthetic, prioritizing elegance and comfort. However, at the same time, their pieces are admired for the ease with which they lean towards classical designs. Moreover, the creations show their deep understanding for materials. Today, many of their works can be found in major museums such as Museum of Mod­ern Art of New York, Musée du Lou­vre, National Museum of Design New York and many more.

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Afra & Tobia Scarpa (Designer) Knoll (Maker)
  • date of manufacture 1990-2000
  • dimensions Height 28.55 in. Width 107.09 in. Depth 30.91 in. Seat Height 16.15 in.
  • dimensions Height 72.5 cm Width 272 cm Depth 78.5 cm Seat Height 41 cm
  • material Leather Wood
  • origin Italy
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Mid-Century Modern