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Afra & Tobia Scarpa Pair of 'Artona' Lounge Chairs in Walnut

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US$9,450Asking Priceper set

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Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Maxalto, set of two 'Artona' lounge chairs, walnut, checkered fabric, Italy, 1975. Pair of cubic ‘Artona’ lounge chairs by Italian designer couple Afra and Tobia Scarpa. These chairs show 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. Upholstered in checked fabric in shades of beige to brown and blue. Please note that the fabric shows signs of age and use, with tears on the seat. Therefore, reupholstery is necessary. We are able, thanks to our in-house atelier, to reupholster these chairs in any type of fabric. The professional and experienced craftsmen in our atelier are specialists in the reupholstery of design furniture. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value. Ask one of our advisors for more information regarding the almost endless possibilities our atelier has to offer. 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 also have a matching coffee table that is not included in the price. VAT within the EU: When buying or delivering an item within the EU, VAT usually applies and will be added.

Details

  • Creator
    Afra & Tobia Scarpa (Designer),Maxalto (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.71 in. (78 cm)Width: 37.41 in. (95 cm)Depth: 33.08 in. (84 cm)Seat Height: 16.93 in. (43 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1975
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Every item Morentz offers is checked by our team of 30 craftsmen in our in-house workshop. Special restoration or reupholstery requests can be done. We guarantee a very highquality standard, ask our design specialists for detailed information.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 450111361stDibs: LU933122593932

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    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Waalwijk, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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Located in Waalwijk, Netherlands

Established in 2006, Morentz has a team of approximately 55 restorers, upholsterers, interior advisers and art historians, making it a gallery, workshop and upholstery studio, all in one. Every day, a carefully selected array of 20th-century furniture arrives from all over the world at the firm’s warehouse, where the team thoroughly e...

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