Afra & Tobia Scarpa "Africa" Dining Chairs for Maxalto circa 1975. Rarely seen set of eight chairs.
The Artona series was the first line produced by Maxalto, the specialist division of B&B Italia set up in 1975 to concentrate exclusively on the production of high-end, artisanal wood furniture.
Signed with impressed manufacturer's mark to each example.
literature: Repertorio 1950-1980, Gramigna, pg. 415 Afra e Tobia Scarpa: Architetti e Designers, Piva, pg. 146 Casa Vogue, December 1975, pg. 95