The Scarpa 925 lounge chair has a strikingly expressive look. It is easily recognized by its sturdy wooden frame supporting a lightweight leather-covered seat. The anatomical design of the seat, combined with the natural elasticity of the cantilevered backrest, ensures excellent comfort.
The Fauteuil 925 Scarpa was designed in parallel with the charming Scarpa 121 chair, in 1965.
The two chairs are an excellent example of the work of Afra and Tobia Scarpa, the post-modern Italian design couple who ran one of the most acclaimed and well-known design studios. Together, they had a considerable impact on Italian design in the 1970s and 1980s.
Today, the works of Afra and Tobia Scarpa are part of the collections of many museums around the world, and have been featured in countless temporary exhibitions. The Scarpa 925 armchair is part of the permanent collection at MoMA in New York.
Dimensions 66 x 67 x H71 cm – Seat height 36 cm
Materials Frame in solid ash, plastic glides and saddle leather
Natural Ash + Natural saddle leather
Mocca Ash + Mocca saddle leather
Afra & Tobias Scarpa
Afra Bianchin (1937-2011) and Tobia Scarpa (1935-) first met at IUAV, the University of Venice, where they graduated as architects in 1957. It was the beginning of a partnership, marriage and career that would have an impressive impact on Italian design in the 1970s and 1980s.
The Scarpas influenced the golden age of "Made in Italy" design and production with their modernist aesthetic and constant attention to the technical and aesthetic possibilities of materials in their creations. Their work encompasses architecture, everyday household items, art glass and exclusive interior design pieces.