Carlo Scarpa 'Cornaro' Three-Seat Sofa for Simon

$17,800.00 USD

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Carlo Scarpa for Simon, 'Cornaro' sofa, dark green velvet fabric, wood, Italy, 1973

The 'Cornaro' sofa by Carlo Scarpa is a perfect example of the Ultrarazionale style; breaking away from the strict limits of Rationalism, resulting in a sofa with a solid hardwood structure and one-unit side and back cushion fastened to the frame corners. The sofa has very thick cushions and is upholstered with a green velvet fabric. The sofa has relatively thin back and armrests compared to the seat. The frame is made out of a thick round wooden basket that holds the cushions together. This sofa is large and comfortable and creates a shell around the sitter.

Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978) is known as a virtuoso of light, a master of detail and a connoisseur of materials. He is most well-known for his architectural projects, counting 58 in total. Most famous are the Castelvecchio Museum in Verona, the Olivetti showroom in Venice and the Brion Tomb in San Vito d’Altivole. His lush use of decorative aspects and crafted details are still unrivalled. His designs show very clear traits of Scarpa’s aesthetic language that holds the middle between Japanese minimalism and organic forms of nature.

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Product details

  • Condition Good
  • Creator Carlo Scarpa
  • Date of Manufacture 1973
  • Dimensions Height 23.63 in. Width 86.62 in. Depth 33.47 in. Seat Height 14.57 in.
  • Dimensions Height 60 cm Width 220 cm Depth 85 cm Seat Height 37 cm
  • Materials and Techniques Velvet Wood
  • Period 1970-1979
  • Place of Origin Italy
  • Style Mid-Century Modern Of the Period