Design Icon: Tobia Scarpa
Elegant and refined design far from the trends of the moment: this is Tobia Scarpa. Meet an innovative Italian designer and discover a unique selection of lighting and decorative pieces he designed for Venini, Monnalisa and San Lorenzo.
Enthusiast admirer of elegant and refined design, both in shapes and in the choice of materials, Tobia Scarpa embraced his father’s guidelines and did not adhere to specific trends, pursuing rather an idea of durable and fair design. The pieces, designed and realized over time, always respect a balance between art and imagination, craftsmanship and industrial production.
In his work, Tobia Scarpa focuses especially on the technical and aesthetical possibilities of the materials used. According to Tobia materials have a vocation: their various interactions generate diversity, and from diversity you can obtain dialogue and therefore relations. In this regard, he states that the objective and tangible work of a designer must be paid, but his essence consists in offering the others desires and creativity and this can never have a price.
As an architect, Scarpa worked, together with his wife
Modernity is already gone. Now we must be aware of what we want from contemporary.