Afra & Tobia Scarpa Grey Soriana Sofa for Cassina Italy 1969Vintage Objects
Afra & Tobia Scarpa grey Soriana sofa for Cassina, Italy, 1969. This beautiful stylish and timeless designed sofa has been re-upholstered with Chenille foil printed fabric. The Chenille consists of 49% Viscose, 39% Cotton and13% Polyester.
The fabric's appearance is similar to the hide of a Stingray.
Iconic sofa by Italian designer couple Afra & Tobia Scarpa. The ‘Soriana’ proposes a model that institutionalizes the image of the informal sitting where everything has a soft line. Here, the mass of the material and the backrest is supported and contained by a metal armor. The uncanny, original design that consists of the large cushions, the tufted surface creates a vibrant appearance. Beautiful details are the chromed metal parts which hold the cushions in place.
The sofa will be shipped insured overseas in a custom made wooden crate. Cost of transport is crate included.
Afra (1937-2011) & Tobia (1935-) Scarpa both studied on the Venice Institute of Architecture. Tobia first worked for the Italian glass manufacturer Venini. From 1960 on the couple opened their own design office. Their work includes architecture and everyday items like furniture and clothing. Tobia & Afra designed for numerous major Italian and international companies like Flos, Gavina, B&B Italia, Cassina, Knoll International and many interior projects for numerous companies worldwide.