Carlo Scarpa, Sandro Bagnoli

Design for Dino Gavina

  • Edited by Sandro Bagnoli, Alba Di Lieto
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 29,4 x 24 cm
  • Pages 120
  • Illustrations 165 a colori
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2014
  • ISBN 9788836628162
  • Price € 30,00  € 28,50
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The story recounted in this book has never been told before. It reconstructs the relationship between one of the leading 20th-century architects and an enlightened, visionary entrepreneur. The Bolognese Dino Gavina asked Carlo Scarpa to design series of furniture items and brought in Sandro Bagnoli to help him complete the projects according to the specific needs of industrial production.
After training at the Academy of Fine Arts and working at length with Murano glassworks to create pieces of remarkable quality, a focus on the object was second nature to Scarpa. It was sharpened by the new challenge, which gave him the opportunity to conduct research on a creative, technical, economic and cultural level in designing his furniture items, or "mini architectures", and developing many ideas that have remained in note form.
The volume analyzes in detail the genesis of the Sarpi and Florian tables, the Rialto bookcase and the Toledo bed, which are still in production, and other pieces of furniture that remained at the sketch stage, through exhaustive graphic documentation and critical essays. It is completed by a chronological list of the pieces of furniture designed by Scarpa and produced by Simon and Bernini between 1968 and 1979.


Suspended Dialogue
Tobia Scarpa

A Starting for the Study of Carlo Scarpa's Furniture
Paola Marini


"A Natural Designer". Carlo Scarpa's Design in the MAXXI Architettura Collections
Margherita Guccione, Elena Tinacci

Carlo Scarpa: Architect and Designer
Alberto Bassi

Long-standing Loyalty
Sandro Bagnoli

Carlo Scarpa and Dino Gavina, a Friendship
Elena Brigi

Furniture out of a Drawer. Carlo Scarpa's drawings from the Sandro Bagnoli collection
Alba Di Lieto

edited by Andrea Masciantonio

Sarpi and Florian Tables

Rialto Bookcase

Toledo Bed

Piece of Furniture Four Metres Wide

Wardrobe for a Young Girl

Ezra Table

Piece of Furniture with Roller Mechanism

Piece of Furniture with Sliding Doors

Coffee Table in Marble and Steel


The Gavina store in Bologna designed by Carlo Scarpa
Ketty Bertolaso

Carlo Scarpa. Abacus of the furniture produced
Rita El Asmar