Afra Bianchin was born in Montebelluna in 1937 and Tobia Scarpa in Venice in 1935. They graduated at the istituto universitario d’architettura in Venice and formed one of the most successful and known professional associations. In 1960, the couple established their design office in Montebelluna. They focused on the technical and aesthetic possibilities of materials in their designs. The couple was greatly influenced by Tobia’s father, Carlo Scarpa.