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Biagio Lamp

c. 1968

by Tobia + Afra Scarpa
for Flos

The Biagio lamp was designed by Tobia Scarpa in 1968 and has been in produc­tion since then. This modernist table light is carved out of a single piece of fine white Italian Carrara marble. The one of a kind shape of the Biagio lamp demands atten­tion. The Biagio lamp uses an incan­des­cent bulb emit­ting soft direct light. 

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Tobia + Afra Scarpa

As a husband and wife team, Tobia and Afra Scarpa created interiors and furniture that embrace the materials of each design; they paid particular attention to technology and aesthetics. Tobia was born in Venice, Italy in 1935, and is the son of Carlo Scarpa. Afra Bianchin was born in Montebelluna, Italy in 1937. Both attended the University luav di Venezia, graduating with architectural degrees in 1957. Carlo worked as a glass designer for Murano glassworks from 1957-1960. Together, the Scarpas opened their own design office in Afra’s hometown in 1960. They collaborated with industrial design manufacturers throughout their careers, including work with B&B Italia, San Lorenzo Silver, Knoll International, Gavina, Cassina, Meritalia, Flos, Fabbian, and Veas. Their design work encompasses architecture, interior design, furniture, clothing, and art glass.

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