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Pigreco Armchair

c. 1959/2021

by Tobia + Afra Scarpa
for Tacchini

Pigreco Armchair

by Tobia + Afra Scarpa
for  Tacchini

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With the reissue of his 1959 creation, Tobia Scarpa’s Pigreco chair main­tains the orig­i­nal design and sense of space while offer­ing new mate­ri­als and finishes. The wooden struc­ture is avail­able in Canaletto walnut and ash wood, and the flat cushion seat is uphol­stered in leather or textile.

The trian­gu­lar shape is the center focus of the Pigreco. Tobia Scarpa placed two legs at each corner in the front and gath­ered the last two legs in the back as sister legs”, an element where both legs come together like magnets, not quite touch­ing until the hori­zon­tal wooden joint near the end of the legs. The two semi-circles at the seat and the back­rest create inviting curves. 

Overall, the Pigreco chair reflects a sense of space that lends to a comfort­able and modern piece.

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Tobia + Afra Scarpa

As a husband and wife team, Tobia and Afra Scarpa created interiors and furniture that embrace the materials of each design; they paid particular attention to technology and aesthetics. Tobia was born in Venice, Italy in 1935, and is the son of Carlo Scarpa. Afra Bianchin was born in Montebelluna, Italy in 1937. Both attended the University luav di Venezia, graduating with architectural degrees in 1957. Carlo worked as a glass designer for Murano glassworks from 1957-1960. Together, the Scarpas opened their own design office in Afra’s hometown in 1960. They collaborated with industrial design manufacturers throughout their careers, including work with B&B Italia, San Lorenzo Silver, Knoll International, Gavina, Cassina, Meritalia, Flos, Fabbian, and Veas. Their design work encompasses architecture, interior design, furniture, clothing, and art glass.

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