Afra & Tobia Scarpa “Monk” chairs for Molteni, black leather, Italy, 1974, set of eight.
The particular feature of this model is the support structure composed of two equal trestles in solid wood attached to shaped metal tubing, creating a single element for the seat and back. The two structural parts are joined by two pairs of bolts for each trestle, with the decorative touch of large hubs in burnished steel, facilitating the connection to the solid wood. The seat surface is made with two leather parts shaped for comfortable sitting; besides the two coverage options, a solution was also offered in which the trestles were made with composite parts, alternating two external layers in a dark wood, a chromatic motif that was to be further developed in the ‘Artona’ series.
Height: 29.53 in (75 cm)
Width: 20.48 in (52 cm)
Depth: 20.48 in (52 cm)
Seat Height: 16.93 in (43 cm)
Our atelier carefully checked the chairs. Slight signs of use and time.