Carlo Scarpa for Simon 'Cornaro' Sofa in Velvet
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Carlo Scarpa for Simon Collezione, 'Cornaro' sofa, velvet fabric, stained 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 stained wooden structure and one-unit side and back cushion fastened to the frame corners. The sofa has very thick cushions that give it a comfortable and luxurious look, especially this royal blue velvet upholstered edition. The sofa has relatively thin back and armrests compared to the seat. The frame is made out of a thick round dark stained mahogany basket that holds the cushions together. This sofa is bulky 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.
Please note that the depicted photographs show an example of the way this item can be tailored to specific wishes of our clients. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts to discuss your wishes regarding upholstery and finishing. Your special requests can be realized by the experienced craftsmen in our own in-house restoration and upholstery atelier. With high attention to the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come.
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