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Afra & Tobia Scarpa “121” Dining Chairs for Cassina, 1968, Set of 8

Description

Afra & Tobia Scarpa “121” dining chairs for Cassina, black laquered, Italy, 1965, set of eight.

One of the most iconic pieces of Afra & Tobia Scarpa, here presented in a rare black lacquered edition, the “121” by Cassina shows once again the Scarpa’s typical double trestle structure with the characteristic rounded joint. The seat and back are shaped in plywood and attached by bolts to crosspieces along the seat. The back has a cut in the lower part, required due to presence of a reinforcements that reacts to torsion stress, which is strongest at this point. The clear structure is like a cubical volume; the supports, on other hand, are slender anatomically shaped surfaces. The black lacquering gives to this chair a strong and firm personality.

Dimensions

Height: 31.5 in. (80 cm)
Width: 18.5 in. (47 cm)
Depth: 23.62 in. (60 cm)
Seat Height: 17.71 in. (45 cm)

Design

1968

MANUFACTURE

1960–1969

MATERIAL

Lacquer, Walnut

CONDITION

Our atelier carefully checked the chairs. Slight signs of use and time.

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