Tobia & Afra Scarpa for Molteni 'Monk' Chairs in Black and Red Leather

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

Bicolor set of eight 'Monk' chairs by Italian designers Afra & Tobia Scarpa. The red and black 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 within this set the patina on the wood as well as on the leather might differ.

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Product details

  • Condition Good
  • Creator Afra & Tobia Scarpa (Designer)
  • Date of Manufacture 1974
  • Dimensions Height 29.73 in. Width 20.28 in. Depth 18.51 in. Seat Height 16.74 in.
  • Dimensions Height 75.5 cm Width 51.5 cm Depth 47 cm Seat Height 42.5 cm
  • Materials and Techniques Leather Beech
  • Period 1970-1979
  • Place of Origin Italy
  • Style Mid-Century Modern (of the period)