Carlo Scarpa Cornaro sofa Simon Gavina Italy 1973





Refined so called ‘Cornaro’ sofa designed by architect Carlo Scarpa and manufactured by Simon Gavina in Italy in 1975. This sophisticated piece features a sturdy ash structure with cylindrical bars, reupholstered in a premium hazelnut tan velvet mohair. The deep-cushioned seats are held in place by leather which are functional and decorative. Influenced by Japanese minimalism, Carlo Scarpa’s ultrarazionale style is beautifully delivered in this design. This sofa, named after a historic Venetian family has a timeless character. In excellent condition.


Literature; Repertorio Del Design Italiano 195o~2000 Volume 1 Giuliana Gramigna, page 211


Carlo Scarpa, born on June 2, 1906, in Venice, Italy, was a renowned Italian architect and designer. His groundbreaking work seamlessly fused traditional craftsmanship with modern aesthetics. Scarpa initially gained recognition for his innovative glass designs with Venini & C. in the 1930s. In the post-war era, he expanded into architecture, creating iconic structures like the Olivetti showroom and the Brion Cemetery. Scarpa’s legacy lies in his meticulous attention to detail and the harmonious integration of space, light, and materials. As a professor, he also influenced aspiring architects. Carlo Scarpa passed away on November 28, 1978, leaving behind a lasting impact on the world of architecture and design.


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Designer: Carlo Scarpa
Type: Sofa
Manufacturer: Simon Gavina
Year: 1973
Country: Italy
Materials: Ash, mohair
Condition: Very good, reupholstered
Height: 65/39 cm
Width: 303 cm
Depth: 83 cm
Item nr: SAF22AP29

Holland / Belgium: € Free
Europe: € 150 - 750
Outside Europe: € 1000 - 2000

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