Carlo Scarpa

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.