Tobia Scarpa started with his whife Afra working in the field of glass at Venini’s in Murano in 1958.
In 1960 they collaborated with Gavina, and the “Bastiano” divans and metal bed “Vanessa” are now the most successful pieces in the Knoll International Collection.
For Cassina, where they designed a whole collection of furniture for the home, they created the armchair “Soriana”, which won the Compasso D’Oro, and the 925 armchair, which is on show in the permanent exhibition at the Museum Art in New York.
Since 1960 Tobia Scarpa has been working with the Castiglioni architects as a designer with Flos. His latest success is the floor lamp “Papillona”.
“Coronado” and “Erasmo” are the most well-known divans and armchair designed for B&B Italia.
The “Torcello” system, which was designed sixteen years ago for a set of furniture produced by Stildomus, is still being used.
They also designed the famous “Morna” bed and the “Master” set of furniture for management offices for Uniform.