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Pair of Coronado Armchairs in Original Brown Velvet by Afra & Tobia Scarpa

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A classic first launched by C&B Italia (which later evolved into B&B Italia), the Coronado armchair is a symbol of extreme relaxation. It ensures utmost comfort by means of a suspension system made from steel bands inserted into the back frame. Padded and fabric-lined cushions form the seat, arm and back rests.

This pair, produced in the 1970s, boasts its original brown velvet.

36"W - 30.5"H - 33"D



Widely recognized as superstars of postmodern Italian design, husband and wife team Afra and Tobia Scarpa believed that a close collaborative process was pivotal to the success of their designs. After meeting as architecture students at the Università Iuav di Venezia, they created their first collaborative piece, the Pigreco armchair, later produced with Gavina. 

The prolific pair designed for the most influential European manufacturers, including B&B Italia, Cassina, Knoll and FLOS. Afra and Tobia were among FLOS’s earliest collaborators, and their pioneering designs for the brand included the Papillon lamp, one of the first fixtures to use halogen technology. Their most recognized designs include the Bastiano sofa (1962), the Vanessa bed (1959), the Coronado sofa (1966) and the Soriana seating collection (1970), which was awarded the Compasso d’Oro in 1970. 

Scarpa designs are in collections at the Louvre, the Museum of Modern Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Condition: Vintage