Carlo Scarpa was a modern master. An Italian Architect and Designer heavily influenced by Venetian culture, landscapes and Japan. Studying at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, Scarpa developed an appreciation for crafts, particularly working with glassblowers.
His appreciation of craft and meticulous attention to detail is unseen among other architects. His reimagining of ancient public buildings is recognised globally, marking him an Italian icon in 20th century Architecture.
Scarpa is best known for his architectural works, including the elegant renovation of the Museo di Castelvecchio in Verona, but he also designed furniture, such as the award-winning Doge table by Cassina.
The strict angular composition of his structures was always complemented by a spiritual element. No project was alike, and each had a unique history and strong connection to its surroundings.