Afra & Tobia Scarpa “925” easy chairs for Cassina, leather and plywood, Italy, 1966, set of two.
In 1966 Afra & Tobia Scarpa designed the “925” chair, realized in walnut and leather. The armchair is inspired by a sketch made in 1943 by the architect Carlo Scarpa, Tobia’s father, and uses the solutions adopted for the “121” chair. The overall measurements and thickness of the planks find completely new proportions: the side of the seat increases, the height of the feet, and the design of the back are modified to create an enveloping shape. The initial idea is to put together a “cube” with a “petal”. The elegance of a petal becomes the back of the chair, and the structure is the cube that indicates the object’s solidity. An elegant easy chair is characterized by the formal rigidity of the frame, which contrasts with the lightness of the shape of the backrest. The seat’s comfort is entrusted to the anatomical conformation and the natural elasticity of the cantilevered backrest on the crosspiece. Scarpa’s work is part of the collections of many museums worldwide and has been exhibited in countless temporary exhibitions.
Height: 27.56 in (70 cm)
Width: 25.99 in (66 cm)
Depth: 23.63 in (60 cm)
Seat Height: 14.18 in (36 cm)
Our atelier carefully checked the chairs. Slight signs of use and time.