Pigreco

The essential nature of a sign. The proportion of solids and voids. The harmony between straight and curved lines. Every feature of this chair responds to a logic: conveying a “sense of space” to a traditionally static object. The triangle acts as a dynamic element and is reinforced by the two rear legs, which come closer together to give the seat stability without compromising the feeling of lightness that pervades the object. Tobia Scarpa’s graduation project at the University of Venice in 1959, this is the first product ever designed by the Italian architect. Tacchini’s exclusive re-edition of Pigreco in Canaletto walnut, walnut-stained ash and charcoal grey ash, with leather or fabric seat covering, bears the mark of the great architect.

Awards: 2022 German Design Award


Designer: Tobia ScarpaYear: (1959) 2021
Technical overview

Cod. OPI55
W 55,1 D 40,5 H 64 cm
H seat 43,8 cm

Materials and finishes
Internal structure: 18 mm poplar plywood, with elastic straps.
Padding: polyurethane foam in different densities.
Structure: natural stained open pore American walnut, open pore T134 walnut stained ash or open pore T122 anthracite stained ash.
Cover: not removable.
Walnut version
Ashwood version

Polyurethane foam 43%
Ash / Canaletto Walnut 25%
Poplar plywood 18%
Coating 12%
Elastic straps 2%

Tobia Scarpa

Tobia Scarpa (Venice 1935) works in the field of architecture, design and restoration. Tobia Scarpa graduated in architecture from the University of Venice in 1969 and in that same year won the “Compasso d’Oro”. He has received many other awards as a designer. Some of his works are also on display in the world’s most important museums. With regard to architecture he works with public and private clients, such as the Benetton Group for which he designed the entire industrial complex. The designs for Benetton are still today considered an aesthetic-functional paradigm and a shining example of industrial architecture (work displayed at the 2012 Biennale in Venice).