WOOLF are continuously inspired by Carlo Scarpa’s attention to beautiful and complex detailing, in particular the way he combines ornate and precious materials with very basic materials.
Carlo Scarpa is an extraordinary Venetian architect known for his intricate details and impressive use of timber, metal, glass and stone. Starting his career working as a glass designer, he continuously works with cabinet makers and metal workers to ensure constant experimentation with different materials.
His inspiration largely comes from poetry and paintings – the work of Mark Rothko was a large influence. Japanese design influence can also be seen throughout his work particularly through his control of water.
In Scarpa’s work, Art, Architecture and Design flow into one another.
His finishes are elegant and his details ornate – he places materials that are very organic and smooth with materials which are machine-like and angled to create a striking contrast. He encourages the environment around him to flow into his work and gives historical buildings a new lease of life.