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Pair of Vintage 1978 Knoll International Bastiano Oak Black Leather Armchairs

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Black leather against this honeyed oak is the most visually pleasing combination option illustrated by The Bastiano chair. The leather is thick and durable, yet soft and pliable. Since their birth in 1978, these chairs have only acquired minor imperfections. Even so, the FMV restoration team still gave them the full treatment. The frames were fully detailed top to bottom and the leather was cleaned and conditioned.

36” Wide x 31.25” Deep x 27” High (seat height 14.5”)

Condition: The frames were fully detailed top to bottom and the leather was cleaned and conditioned. Only minor imperfections remain (see pics).

The son of the famous Italian architect Carlo Scarpa, Tobia Scarpa trained in Venice before launching his career as a as a designer of lamps, furniture, and glass objects. In the early 1960s, he began to design modern furniture based on the principles of Le Corbusier. He and his wife Afra, designed for several of the biggest names in Italian design including Cassina and Gavina SpA,which his father directed.

With the 1968 acquisition of Gavina, the Bastiano Lounge collection was introduced to the Knoll catalog. The simple, comfortable design worked well with modern and traditional interiors alike and was one the most successful products of that time period. Although the Bastiano Lounge is no longer in production, several designers cite it as a major influence, most often complementing the successful harmony of soft cushions and a hard exoskeleton. Also introduced were Scarpa’s Pigreco Armchair and Andre Table.

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