Tobia Scarpa for Cassina Floral "Sorina" Ottoman


Posted on Sun May 13 2018

Exceedingly rare example of an original piece from the Scarpa’s iconic Sorina collection for Cassina that features a breathtakingly fresh and vivid floral design. With original tag. Floral set from which this came is almost undoubtedly one-of-a-kind / custom. The organic form of Scarpa’s design is held in place by an elegant chrome frame that scoops around and underneath to pinch at both sides of the cushion. Sorina pieces were almost always produced with leather covering and on a few occasions, velvet wool. The sheen of leather and the ‘hairiness’ of velvet serve to highlight the formidable size and globular qualities of Scarpa’s design. The whimsical floral pattern of this choice however elevates Scarpa’s design to a higher plane, IMHO. No longer so literal, teeming and ‘rotund,’ the juxtaposition of such a crisp, airy design on the anthropomorphic mass of the ottoman is an intelligent and inspired one. Definitely don’t miss out on this treasure. Rolls on castors.

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