Tobia Scarpa, Battuto rose bowl, Venini, Murano (Italy)
The battuti series was imagined by Tobia Scarpa in collaboration with Ludovico de Santillana who had taken over the role of artistic director upon the death of Paolo Venini.
This series is inspired by Nordic shapes that were very popular in the early 1960s.
It also borrows a chromatic palette made up of subtle colors, clear, light blue, pink and yellow.
The pieces were wheel grinded once cooled.
We present here a pink colored bowl, one of the first in the series because it is signed with the three-line acid stamp "venini murano italia".
The bowl is in excellent condition.
The model was exhibited several times at the Venice Biennale in 1960 and 1962 but also in 1960 during the Milan Triennale.
Tobia Scarpa was born in Venezia in 1935.
He is the son of Carlo Scarpa.
In 1969 he graduates as an architect at the university of Venice.
Tobia with his wife Afra won numerous architecture and design prices. They worked for private public customers.
Tobia designed different series of glass pieces for Venini.
Battuti between 1959 and 1961
Occhi between 1959 and 1960, this series was inspired by murrains works developed before war by his father.
Cinesi between 1960 and 1961, a reinterpretation of simple Chinese shapes.
Series “Murrine” 1959 – 1962
And a table service around 1960.