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Carlotta

Design Afra & Tobia Scarpa

Spontaneity at first sight

A stylish, minimalist outdoor armchair designed for the younger generation that invites the spontaneity typical of a day to be enjoyed outdoors.  

PRODUCTION YEAR

1967/2021

In 1967, Afra and Tobia Scarpa designed Carlotta for the Cassina Young Play program, a collection of sophisticated minimalist pieces designed to deliver casual comfort to a younger clientele. For Carlotta, the architects employed only four frames and a complex system of joints and finger joints. Their design simplicity highlights the skills of the Meda joinery in masterful wood craftsmanship, in this case, teak. The internal corners of the structure have the signature semi-circular cutouts that call to mind the intent of the original design to focus on optimizing the production process. The hand-woven support cords crisscross the frame, thanks to a twist in the wood produced with CNC machines, demonstrating the innovative content Cassina invests in the project. Carlotta is perfect outdoor seating for casual comfort, thanks to its cushions padded with recycled PET fiber.

I CONTEMPORANEI

Afra & Tobia Scarpa

Was born in 1935, in Venice, where he earned a degree in architecture. With his wife Afra Bianchin (1937-2011), he opened a professional design studio, one of the most widely-acclaimed and well-known. Together, they worked on several innovative industrial design projects. In 1958, he began working with glass at Venini glassworks in Murano. In 1960, he started collaborating with Gavina. The “Bastiano” sofa, and “Vanessa” metal bed were the most successful pieces. For Cassina, he created exclusive home interior design pieces such as the “925” armchair, which became part of the collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 1970 he won the Compasso d’oro award for the “Soriana” armchair, which elicited greater interest in his work. He collaborated with different companies in that sector, and spent years styling the image of Benetton stores in Europe and the United States. As an architect, he designed Benetton’s entire production plant and management office complex, and its headquarters in Treviso. He designed many private homes, and supervised the restoration of monumental and historic buildings, including the Mercato Vecchio museum in Verona and the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice. He curated permanent and temporary art shows. He won the Compasso d’oro career award in 2008, and several other accolades. His work has been featured in many publications, and several of his creations are on display at the foremost museums in the world, as well as showcased at leading international exhibitions. He recently completed the work on the “Ca' Scarpa” museum in Treviso. In 2020 he started a new collaboration with Cassina.

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In 1967, Afra and Tobia Scarpa crafted a chair that speaks to an active, dynamic generation. The result is a comfortable, innovative design armchair that conveys practicality and comfort at first sight.

Simple and yet sophisticated with its elegant system of joints and woven cord supports, Carlotta is perfect outdoor seating for casual comfort, thanks to its cushions padded with recycled PET fiber.   

Frame

Natural teak.

Rope

Handwoven polypropylene and nylon outdoor.

Seat and backrest cushions

In PET fibre wrapped in a recycled PET fibre wadding and water-repellent canvas in PET.

13E468
FUCSIA
13E473
BLU NAVY
13E466
LAMPONE
13E467
CILIEGIA
13E463
CORDA
13E472
TURCHESE
13E464
ARGENTO
13E462
AVORIO
13E471
VERDE BOSCO
13E461
PERLA
13E470
VERDE OLIVA
13E469
VERDE ACIDO
13E465
TITANIO
13E460
BIANCO
13E474
BLU OCEANO

13F054
ZAIRE GRIGIO
13F050
FIORE GRIGIO
13F059
SCACCO GRIGIO SCURO
13F055
ZAIRE BLU
13F058
SCACCO GRIGIO
13F051
FIORE ROSSO
13F053
FIORE BLU
13F056
ZAIRE VERDE
13F052
FIORE VERDE
13F057
ZAIRE ROSSO

13F063
PERLA

13F045
PANNA
13F038
CORIANDOLO
13F044
LAGUNA
13F040
VINACCIA
13F035
TITANIO
13F039
MOSTO
13F036
BOSCO
13F034
SABBIA
13F049
OCEANO
13F043
CORDA
13F048
CARAIBI
13F033
SILICIO
13F041
CORALLO
13F032
BIANCO
13F046
LEVANTO
13F037
MUSCHIO

13F155
BRUCIATO
13F151
BIANCO-LINO
13F169
ACQUA
13F171
CLASSIC BLUE
13F159
MUSCHIO
13F150
BIANCO
13F167
OTTANIO
13F153
BORDEAUX
13F157
GIALLO

13L362
TORTORA
13L368
ANTRACITE
13L364
TALPA
13L363
GRIGIO
13L370
VINACCIA
13L367
MUSCHIO
13L366
SMERALDO
13L371
BLU NAVY
13L369
FRAGOLA
13L361
TABACCO
13L360
BIANCO
13L365
CAFFÉ

Teak

PRODUCTION YEAR

1967/2021

DESIGN BY
Afra & Tobia Scarpa
PRODUCTION YEAR

1967/2021

DESIGN BY
Afra & Tobia Scarpa

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