The Soriana Sofa designed by Tobia Scarpa for Cassina unites comfort with an informal style as a two- or three-seater sofa. Defined by its curves, Soriana is wrapped with generous upholstery 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 on the seat and backrest cushions.
This reintroduction is part of a larger mission to recover and safeguard the works of Tobia Scarpa. The Soriana series consists of a sofa in two sizes, a lounge chair, and a chaise lounge. For quick-ship options, please see the spec sheet to the left or call 800.886.0867 for details.
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.