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Afra e Tobia Scarpa, 1987

Filo is an ash plywood chair curved in a single piece, designed for communities or workplaces. The support frame is made of steel rod, stiffened at the front by slim tie rods.

Design Afra e Tobia Scarpa, 1987


Afra e Tobia Scarpa

Protagonists of 20th century Italian design and culture Tobia Scarpa (born in Venice in 1935) and his wife Afra Bianchin (1937-2011) both graduated from the IUAV in Venice in 1969. Multifaceted and curious designers, they have dealt with architecture, restoration, installations, design, graphics and teaching. Since the 1960s, they have established themselves as leaders in industrial design, through collaboration with a number of important Italian and international companies, including UniFor and Molteni&C. In addition to their industrial product, the work of the Scarpa couple has also involved to the restoration and design of numerous places of sale. Among these, the Corporate Showrooms of UniFor.

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Afra e Tobia Scarpa

"Knowing how to build is a debt to technique. Knowing how to give a meaning to things I create is a debt to logic required by the forms"

Afra e Tobia Scarpa