Pair of Bastiano armchairs
- Tobia Scarpa
Dimensions: cm W 91 D 78 H 70 Seat height 32 | in W 36 D 31 H 27,5 Seat height 12,5
Condition: wear consistent with age and use, scratches on the original upholstery in leather
Production: Dino Gavina – Gavina spa
Supporting structure in rosewood. Flying cushions with polyurethane bottom and top in feather on covered steel elastic straps. Original upholstery in leather.
A simple wooden frame for a leather “classic sofa” which no longer needed an upholsterer or a carpenter. The solution adopted for the feet takes us back to the great Viennese school: it would radically effect the following production of chairs and furniture.
Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera, “Dino Gavina Ultrarazionale Ultramobile”, Editrice Compositori, Milano 1998, pp. 52, 166, 167
Fondazione Scientifica Querini Stampalia, “Dino Gavina, collezioni emblematiche del moderno dal 1950 al 1992”, Jaca Book, Milano 1992, p. 45
Virgilio Vercelloni, “L’ avventura del design: Gavina”, Jaca Book, Milano 1987, p. 32, image 17