Browse our collection of authentic Italian Mid Century modern furniture outsourced and imported from Italy. Our Mid Century modern seating collection includes Mid Century sofas, chairs and lounge chairs, all with a particular character and story. Our Mid Century furniture products ranges from the 1940s to the 1970s Italian period.

Soriana by Cassina chaise and ottoman, Afra and Tobia Scarpa, 1970s

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Soriana by Cassina chaise and ottoman, Afra and Tobia Scarpa, 1970s

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Lovely designer lounge chair and ottoman model "Soriana" designed by Tobia Scarpa, manufactured by Cassina in 1970s, with original fabric in off white color in very good condition. Winner of "Compasso D'oro " in 1969.

The Designer concept for this Iconic Soriana collection by Tobia Scarpa which better represent Italian Design was clear and simple: a bundle of leather or fabric grasped by an external steel clamp, to create a soft and tufty seat.

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Italian 20th Century Design: Afra & Tobia Scarpa

Afra and Tobia Scarpa have put their know-how into products ranging from home furniture to clothing. Their works can be found in museums across the USA and Europe as in the Moma and the Louvre. They won several awards such as the prestigious Italian “Compasso D’Oro” with the Soriana design, and and the International Forum Design in 1992. Tobia’s father Carlo Scarpa was also a great architect and designers from the Mid Century Period and worked with famous names such as historic Ventian Murano glass company Venini, where also Tobia worked later on. Some of the major works of the two architects include the Coronado Sofa for B&B Italia (1966) and the Soriana Sofa for Cassina 1970. With Gavina they created the “Bastiano” sofa (1961) and they designed the "Papillona" and "Pierrot" lamps for Flos in the 1977 and 1990.  Their works extended to fashion where they thrived in a collaboration with fashion house Benetton. Their products played an important role in the history of Italian Design and are thriving in the Mid Century market.