By Anne Leader

Italian architect and designer Carlo Scarpa was born on 2 June 1906 in Venice. He studied architectural design at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice and after graduation taught at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura, also in Venice. He worked as an artistic consultant for various glassmakers in Murano and served as design consultant to the Venice Biennale from 1948 through 1972. Scarpa was active in the restoration and remodeling of historic buildings and worked on numerous museum and exhibition design projects. 

Reference: Mercedes Daguerre. “Scarpa, Carlo.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press..

Corroso Vase, 1936, blown glass, produced by Venini, Murano. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Liliane and David M. Stewart Collection, gift of the American Friends of Canada through the generosity of Susan A. Chalom, inv. D84.165.1

Sommerso a Bollicine vase, model 3569, Venini, Italy, 1932, clear glass with gold inclusions, formerly Dimitri Levas Collection

Tessuto Vase, 1939 (example about 1950-1970), blown glass, produced by Venini, Murano. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Liliane and David M. Stewart Collection, inv. D88.109.1

Brion-Vega Cemetery, 1970-72, San Vito d’Altivole, Italy

Banca Popolare di Verona, 1973, Verona, Italy

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