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Sarpi Office Table

c. 1974

by Carlo Scarpa
for Cassina

Sarpi Office Table

by Carlo Scarpa
for  Cassina

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The Sarpi Office table features a drawn metal frame satin finish, lacquered with protec­tive trans­par­ent gloss, assem­bled by means of burnished, visible screws, plastic feet in black color. The tops are offered in two wooden finishes, black stained ashwood or Canaletto walnut, or in white lacquered glass. The Collec­tion is composed of rectan­gu­lar tables in differ­ent sizes, designed for inte­rior and work envi­ron­ments, thanks to a central opening for cable manage­ment and under­top cable tray. For more, see the Sarpi table.

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Carlo Scarpa

Italy (1906–1978)

An architect who renovated existing buildings, Carlo Scarpa is often called one of the most underappreciated modern masters. His aesthetic was defined by an obsession with detail, numerology, and history. Scarpa is best known for his architectural works, including the elegant renovation of the Museo di Castelvecchio in Verona, but he also designed furniture, such as the award-winning Doge table for Simon/Gavina.

Born in Venice in 1906, he graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Venice and went on to be the director of Venini Glassworks from 1932 to 1947. It is there that Scarpa’s distinct approach to materials and craftsmanship began to emerge. His travels to Japan and the influence of other architects he admired—he idolized Frank Lloyd Wright—began to inform his work. The strict angular composition of his structures was always complemented by a spiritual element. No project was alike, and each had a unique history and strong connection to its surroundings. In 1968, Scarpa took on his final project, a private burial in the Brion Cemetery near the Dolomite Mountains. The tomb would end up being the architect’s final resting place.

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