Wall lamp providing direct/indirect/partially diffused light.
"This lamp reaches the height of simplification with its reduction to a sheet of metal folded on itself. Indeed, the charm of this object derives from the simplicity and naturalness of its form, through a gesture that gains a compelling poetic flair. By way of contrast, the soft luminosity radiating from within emphasises the two rounded edges that, with their folds, stretch out to meet each other at the centre. When the lamp is switched off, the functional aspect is entirely subordinate to the elegantly sculptural aspect of the curved sheet. In this way the design brilliantly resolves what for many lighting devices, when switched off, is merely an anonymous if not cumbersome presence. Regarding the origins of this project, Sergio Gandini recalls the impromptu way in which they responded to the request for a wall lamp by cutting and folding a simple piece of cardboard in front of one of his waiting team members." Tobia Scarpa > This lamp reaches the height of simplification with its reduction to a sheet of metal folded on itself.—Tobia Scarpa
Tobia Scarpa works in the field of architecture, design and restoration.
In 1969 he earned a degree in architecture form the Università di Venezia and the same year he won the 'Compasso d'Oro' award for the 'Soriana' easy chair. For his work as designer, he received many other awards, such as 'If Industrie Forum Design Hannover' in1992. Inaddition, some of the objects he has designed are exhibited in the most important museums worldwide, beginning with the 'Libertà' chair at the Louvre inParis.
In the architecture field he works with public and private clients such as the Benetton Group for whom he designed the entire complex in the industrial area of Castrette di Villorba (Treviso). The Benetton facilities are still today considered true aesthetic-functional paradigma, and exemplary works of industrial architecture.
Since 2002 Scarpa has taught in the Design Department of the Istituto Universitario di Architettura inVenice. In October 2004 the Istituto Italiano di Cultura hosted a one-person exhibition of his work in the fields of architecture and design inChicago, Los Angeles and Washington. In 2008 he celebrated his career with a “Compass d’oro” award.