The request to design a wooden sofa was placed in 1975. Hence the creation of Artona, with typical decorative sides defined by interplaying layers of various wood types. The flat armrests and back, which form a single level with the armrests, make it an icon object.
High large drawers, bookcase, shelf, writing-desk, wardrobe, chest of drawers. Artona storage units are made of stratified veneered slats in walnut or rosewood. The Scarpa's sensitivity can be noticed in the use of precious materials with expertly handcrafted finishes. Stratification is underscored by the particular rounded finish in the terminal end of shelves and sides.
Artona tables present parallelepiped-shaped legs decorated with contrasting threads. The tops, in burr wood or satin-finish polyurethane resin, are all framed by borders in pre-composed solid wood.
The chair Africa, in the Artona series, was designed in 1975. Its precious shades are underscored by the fine black thread. Its back presents a decoration produced with the gentle manual processing methods of trimming and smoothing resulting from the typical crafting procedure adopted for gun grips. The layers of various wood types appear on the surface, producing the perfect correspondence between the ornamental configuration and the necessary anatomical concaveness.
The armchair Bergère was designed in 1975, a «classical» armchair with solid rosewood or walnut uprights. A few grooves obtained from the legs become the guides on which the leather panels that form the sides can slide. Storage unit parts, either sides or back, are padded with soft goose down and upholstered with leather.
The New Harmony series, which was launched in 1979, presents a unique line by combining wood with other precious materials, such as lacquer and leather, processed with Maxalto's exclusive techniques.
In Afra and Tobia Scarpa's creative path, Damasco represents the quest for a new expression. These furnishings are highly innovative and revolutionise the consolidated image of wooden furniture. The chair frame is made of solid walnut slats with burr veneer or in black painted wood, glued in comb fashion. The ornamental motif is produced by special processing in the hollow areas of the seat and back.