Tobia Scarpa
1935 -
Architect and designer. Born in Venice, he graduated from the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia. Invited by Paolo Venini in 1958 to collaborate in the furnace in the footsteps of his father Carlo, who had been with Venini during the Thirties and Fourties. Tobia Scarpa designed new collections for Venini even after the death of its founder, creating refined blown and glass pieces characterized by the essential quality of their design. The most successful vessels were his large battuti vessels, the Occhi and Murrine series, for which he reinterpreted ancient glass techniques. As architect and designer, together with his wife Afra, he has collaborated with many companies such as Cassina, B & B Italia, Flos, Molteni & C., etc., in creating works which belong to the best tradition of Italian design. During the Eighties, he and his wife designed several glass collections for VeArt.
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