Afra & Tobia Scarpa

Cidonio - bookcase

Afra & Tobia Scarpa
Cidonio - bookcase

Maker: Poggi
Italy
1968
Oak and Marble
Unique Prototype
121½ w x 12½ d x 72¾h in.

This is a very rare piece as this Afra and Tobia Scarpa Cidonio bookcase is a prototype that was made by famed furniture maker Poggi in 1968 (the same furniture maker with whom Franco Albini worked very close with). Later production of the Cidonio bookcase was done by Skipper.

Literature
Anty Pansera & Mariateresa Chirico De Biasi - Nientedimeno = Nothing less : the strength of female design 2011, pg. 33 illustrates this example, Turin, Italy, Umberto Allemandi
Domus #719 - September 1990, Advertisement (for a related example),
Giuliana Gramigna - Repertorio 1950/1980. Immagini e contributi per una storia dell'arredo italiano 1985, pg. 274 (for a related example), Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

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