The Italian architect Carlo Scarpa is one of the most enigmatic architects of all time. Scarpa is best known for his instinctive approach to materials, combining time-honored crafts with modern manufacturing processes. He was mainly influenced by the materials, landscape, and the history of Venetian culture, and Japan. Above and underneath are details from the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, a Venetian Palace which Scarpa renovated in 1963.
In 1968, Carlo Scarpa was invited by his close friends, Laura and Gianni Tabarelli, to the slopes of the vineyard village of Cornaiano near Bolzano, Italy. The couple, who were regular patrons in the circles of the Italian design elite, founded their furniture showroom through which they sold Gianni’s pieces. At this point in time, Scarpa had already established a name for himself within the world of architecture, and having built up a strong relationship over the years, they asked him to design a house for their family alongside his longtime collaborator, Sergio Los. The result is a work that has been rarely seen with timeless furnishings and works of art.