Ink on museum grade archival paper
Masterfully printed on museum grade cotton rag paper, and available only in limited editions.
Italy gave birth to some of the world’s most radically exuberant design and architecture.
Defined by stark whiteness, cool steel and lustrous coloured plastic, a big part of its charm was how cheerfully divorced it was from the country’s beloved ancient past - and yet wholly in touch with it.
And then there was Carlo Scarpa.
While other Modernists jettisoned the past, his work from the postwar era to the late 1970s venerated and transformed it.
His architecture was an antidote to the era’s brazen showiness: subtle and natural instead of flashy and proudly artificial.
Although he built a handful of private homes and public buildings from the ground up, his reputation was made by his re-imaginings of centuries-old museums — commissions others might have scorned as too constrained by the past — in the process of which he created a road map for both honouring history and transcending it.
For this in-project our team created a series of limited edition artworks inspired by Scarpa’s designs. The desire was to capture the feeling and angles of his vision, in as simple a manner as possible.
Originally made as lithographs, we decided to make prints available as a set, or individually, after guests of the studio expressed interest in them.