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Celebrities love the 70s: Italian 20th Century Design celebrities homes

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Tobia Scarpa

1970s Italian Sofa "Soriana" by Cassina

The 70s were colorful, rock and roll and big, the years of exploration and awareness as well as the fights for equality and peace. In Italy, it was the best moment for Italian Design which was started to be celebrated worldwide; think about New York, where in 1972 the Museum of Modern Art put up a full exhibition of Italian Design home products calling it the “New domestic landscape”, furniture was becoming fashionable. 

Many design pieces have better represented the spirit of that particular period and are still recognized today not only by renowned architects and designers but also by celebrities. Among such pieces, we might remember the Proust Armchair by Alessandro Mendini or Le Bambole armchairs by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia and other designs by Achille Castiglioni, Marco Zanuso, Cini Boeri and Afra & Tobia Scarpa. All of the pieces created by these Italian architects are not only telling us a story today, but they are transferring us that emotional contents which became part of our history. 


A beautiful design piece from the 1970s was featured in celebrity designer's Malibu home Kelly Wearstler. The Soriana sofa and armchairs by Cassina, designed in 1969 by Tobia Scarpa were graciously erecting from the huge living room area of this magnificent California mansion.  

Afra & Tobia Scarpa -  Working together since 1957 these architects' range of field spaces from buildings to interior design, from restoration of ancient palaces to industrial design projects. They designed furniture and lighting pieces for Gavina, B&B Italia, Cassina, Flos and Knoll International, and have designed factories and offices for Benetton. In 2015 Flos the Italian leading modern lighting manufacturer dedicated a full exhibition of Scarpa designs in their Milan Showroom in Corso Monforte, showcasing furniture pieces, lighting, sketches, watercolor works and much more. Immediately after graduation at the University of Venice in 1969 Tobia Scarpa won the prestigious price “Compasso d’Oro” for his Soriana armchair designed for Cassina. Since then he has been awarded many other design prices and his works can also be found in museums worldwide 

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The Sofa -  The Soriana is an iconic Italian Design Piece, great example of Italian Modernism, won the Compasso D'Oro in 1969 one of the most important design award of that time. The Soriana was manufactured by Cassina in the 1970s and the idea is that to express beauty and comfort by using  a whole bundle of fabric or leather hold by single steel clamp. The Soriana Collection is a collector piece and part of the history of Italian Design.


This lovely piece have found its place in one of the most acclaimed fashion and interior designer Kelly Wearstler who chose it for its Malibu Home as featured on Architectural Digest and In Style and Elle Decor Her selection of natural colors for the Soriana sofa and armchairs beautifully blends with the rest of her home design and we absolutely love the outcome. You can find the full article here 


Advertising from the 1970s of the Soriana Sofa by Cassina 

Advertising from the 1970s of the Soriana Sofa by Cassina 

Advertising from the 1970s of the Soriana Sofa by Cassina

Advertising from the 1970s of the Soriana Sofa by Cassina



New 20th Century Italian Design coming soon: Paolo Buffa High Back Lounge Chairs

Our staff of Italian purchasing agents dedicates a big length of time in researching for the most wonderful 20th Century Italian Design. As you might have seen from our website we offer a selected and curated collection of Mid Century Modern Design from the 20th Century Italian period. Each product is unique and one of a kind and can be used as your Art Piece in your modern or contemporary home. 


Each product is carefully restored by keeping its original features intact to respect the piece. After all you would not want an "antique" piece which feels completely redone and its lovely signs of time completely covered up otherwise what would be the point of buying an "antique" piece if we might not call it as that? They are carefully checked , re polished or re upholstered  made available to the use and their 20th Century soul still keeps intact. 

These gorgeous Paolo Buffa High Back Lounge Chairs are the exact interpretation of beauty, they have been reupholstered with a lovely blue velvet fabric. These Lounge Chairs by Paolo Buffa are a classic design piece from the 20th Century Italian Design Period, the sculptural details such as rounded and smooth wooden base and refined armrests represent the testimony to this great heritage. Italian Mid Century Modern Design is very popular and very successful at art auctions worldwide.

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These Lounge Chairs are comfortable and of a moderate size with a  100 cm height - width of 70 cm - depth 80 cm, use them with your contemporary furniture or modern pieces or add up to your Mid Century Italian collection.

Designitalia imports authentic Italian 20th Century design furniture and modern Italian furniture from Italy and if you are looking for a particular piece which is in your heart just contact our office and we will be putting our best effort to find it for you.

These Italian Lounge Chairs Paolo Buffa will be available soon . Contact our office if you are interested in purchasing them .  If blue is not the color you were looking for, we have another exact pair which will be freshly upholstered with brand new luxurious Italian white leather and dark wood the perfect color combination, book them before they are gone!  

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