Carlo Scarpa for Simon Sofa Model 'Cornaro' with Frame in Ash

$26,400.00 USD

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Carlo Scarpa for Simon, sofa model 'Cornaro', ash, fabric upholstery, Italy, designed in 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 wood structure and one-unit side and back cushion fastened to the frame corners. The sofa has very thick cushions and is upholstered with a striped, yellow 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.

Please note that the item is in good, used condition. Reupholstery is possible before shipping by the experienced craftsman in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized reupholstery is possible as well.

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Product details

  • Condition Good
  • Creator Carlo Scarpa (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1973
  • Dimensions Height 24.81 in. Width 87.21 in. Depth 32.29 in. Seat Height 14.77 in.
  • Dimensions Height 63 cm Width 221.5 cm Depth 82 cm Seat Height 37.5 cm
  • Materials and Techniques Fabric Ash
  • Period 1970-1979
  • Place of Origin Italy
  • Style Mid-Century Modern (of the period)