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.
Browsing through 1st Dibs like a crazy person, in usual order. My cravings are these at the moment; Mid-Century smoked art glass bowl by Holmegaard, abstract etching on paper by Jiri Kolar, Italian Mid-Century Chandelier (from 1960s), daybed from the 1950s by Kurt Thut, brass and agate lamp from 1970s, and Swedish rya rug in yellow, white and black.
Since I’ve just recently moved into a new space I have got interior on my mind, and of course I have been browsing through 1st Dibs like a crazy person. I might not be able to purchase so much as one thing (the prices are maniac), but at least I can day dream a bit. Pieces from; Ib Geertsen Composition 1951 oil painting, Julie Schenkenberg Shroud Four painting, Hans J Wegner wooden arm chair, marble table from Pierre Cardin (a table I used for a Sunday Treat on The Wall a while ago).
“The Windfall series is made from applewood burls collected from apple orchards in Prince Edward County. Dark stripped off the bark and allowed the dense burls to dry out, he then filled in the cracks and smoothed them out. When finished he was reminded of the Japanese art Kintsugi. The philosophy that treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than disguising the repair.The forms are soft to the touch – sensuous lines reminiscent of Henry Moore.”
Beautiful vase from the contemporary Chinese master painter Chu Teh Chun. The vase comes from his works in Sèvres porcelain.