Offered by: Vintage Domus Srl
Via Savona, 123 Milano 20144 , Italy Call Seller 39.320.150.9991


Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Max Alto MidCentury Set of sofa and armchairs "Africa"

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  • Description
    One of the most sought-after pieces of the moment the Africa series Collection Artona of Afra and Tobia Scarpa for the Max Alto manufacture in 1975. The set includes both the armchair and the sofa. The sofa and armchair has been restored. The set is made of ebony and walnut. Its grain evokes the African style. The sofa is a two-seater sofa and its upholstery is made of beige dove beige Italian cotton. The furniture of the house designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa quickly established itself as a reference point of Italian design. The design is simplistic and cubic. Highlight is the woodworking. The measures of the armchair are: 116 width, height 80 cm, depth 85 cm.
    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 really brighten up the design. A collection of valuable wooden furniture completely "made in Italy". Tobia Scarpa gives the imprint to the whole collection: objects made of precious materials, such as wood, treated "piece by piece" and finished by a skilful manual work.
    The search for iconic objects is combined with the desire to create an environment in modern style. A style that combines the geometric simplification of shapes with a very refined, almost hidden quality of the realization. 
All this, recovering - or inventing - handmade techniques of realization. 
From here are born collector's items such as wooden chairs Africa .
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (exact item)
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: walnut ebony and fabric
    Condition: Good. In good condition the wood has slight scratches due to age and use. the fabric has been restored.
    Creation Date: 1975
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Mid Century, Modern
    Incollect Reference #: 345686
  • Dimensions
    W. 66.14 in; H. 31.5 in; D. 33.46 in;
    W. 168 cm; H. 80 cm; D. 85 cm;
    Seat H. 15.35 in;
    Seat H. 39 cm;
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