In collaboration with Tobia Scarpa, Cassina brings the Soriana sofa back from its archives and reboots it, with the utmost respect for authenticity, by employing environmentally friendly materials to make it more actual than ever. Available as a two or three-seater sofa, Soriana unites comfort with an informal style.
Defined by its curves, Soriana is wrapped with generous chromatic upholstery that is fixed with a giant metal brace to form relaxed creases around its entire body. The piece’s aesthetics are further enriched by a quilted effect created with upholstered buttons, both on the seat and backrest cushions.
Soriana maintains the same design concept and characteristic aesthetic allure while its construction and materials have been completely redeveloped for an eco-friendly version. The seat’s padding is 100% recycled blown fibre produced from PET recovered from Plastic Bank®.
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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