60s Afra & Tobia Scarpa ‘Bastiano’ three seat sofa for Gavina


Afra & Tobia Scarpa
1960 -1970
Fabric, wood
beige, Dark brown
Good condition consistent with age and use.
211,5cm (w) x 76cm (d) x 70cm (h) | seath 36cm
€ 2.800,- | $ 3416,-
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Tobia Scarpa designed the Bastiano series for the experimental design laboratory of Gavina in 1960. About the result Gavina said it “exploited Le Corbusier’s idea of free cushions in order to make a modern sofa” this time in wood. The sofa is very comfortable as it has thick cushions that fall into the frame. The dark brown ash frame therefore functions as a basket that holds the comfortable light and dark brown fabric cushions together. Tobia Scarpa studied on the Venice Institute of Architecture. Scarpa first worked for the Italian glass manufacturer Venini. From 1960 on he opened his own design studio, together with his wife Afra Scarpa. 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. Knoll International was founded in New York by the 26 year old German Hans Knoll (1914-1955) in 1938. Hans’ father, Walter Knoll was a true modernist and furniture manufacturer who had a reputation for quality. When Hans Knoll died at a young age his wife Florence Knoll took over and under her influence the company flourished and created its best designs. She designed and led the company where she cooperated with talented designers such as Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Richard Schultz and Harry Bertoia. Literature: Lutz, Brain. Knoll. A modernist universe. New York: Rizolli, 2010. p.177.

This sofa is in dark brown wood and in good condition, the fabric is original and still in great shape. We also have matching fauteuils with articlenumber 06080622ZF. See the last picture. This ad and price concern only this sofa. The setprice  for the sofa and the 2 fauteuils is € 4.400,-

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