Not shiny nor sheer. On closer inspection, they appear to be made of fabric, rather than glass. Fabric that is bent and folded, over and over again, to create a fine and colourful pleated texture.
Graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice, Carlo Scarpa dedicated himself to academic teaching in the same city, holding various positions until 1977.
Scarpa asserted himself as a designer after the Second World War thanks to the creation of some important installations, particularly in Venice: the Paul Klee exhibition for the XXIV Biennale, the Pavilion of Art Books in 1950, and the Italian Pavilion at the XXVI Biennale.
In 1932, he started working for VENINI and was the artistic director of the brand until 1946. After all these years, Carlo Scarpa left an indelible mark on the world of the Fornace (Kiln), due to his design of models that went down in history and his constant search for the most sophisticated techniques.