Fondazione Querini Stampalia, 1963
- by Carlo Scarpa
Masters Series 01: Scarpa
SCARPA is the first collection within our Masters series, paying homage to some of the most enigmatic and rousing design icons of the 20th century.
An irreverent and instinctive creator, Carlo Scarpa (June 2, 1906 – November 28, 1978), is best known for his intuitive approach to materials, skilfully combining time-honoured craftsmanship with modern manufacturing processes. Often controversial and frequently underappreciated, his architectural accomplishments are testimony to his exceptional talent for shaping light and colour with unique spatial arrangements to form a visual commentary that transcended the global tumult and uncertainty of the time. His unique achievements include the renovation of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in 1963, the Museo Castelvecchio in 1964 and the Olivetti showroom on Piazza San Marco in 1958.