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Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Cassina

Soriana Lounge Chair by Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Cassina

Soriana Lounge Chair by Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Cassina

Regular price $14,000.00 AUD
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Soriana lounge chair by Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Cassina. Original leather and chromed steel. Iconic chaise lounge by Italian designer couple Afra & Tobia Scarpa designed in 1969 and produced by Cassina. The Soriana design has become one of the most important designs of Italian Mid-Century furniture design. The cushions and the backrest is supported and contained by a metal armour. The uncanny, original design that consists of the large cushions, the tufted surface creates a vibrant appearance.

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.

Designer: Afra & Tobia Scarpa 
Manufacturer: Cassina
Place of Origin: Italy
Date of Manufacture: 1970s
In style: Mid Century Modern
Materials & Techniques: Chrome, Wood & leather 
Condition: Good condition, wear consistent with the age use

Heigh: 65 cm
Width: 85 cm
Depth: 95 cm
Seat height: 40 cm

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