Rare Office Desk Mod. “Mexana”
Structure in plywood covered in thick brown leather with brass details
Producer's signature on the underpart
DESIGNER Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978)
MANUFACTURER Simon Gavina
DIMENSIONS W. 194 x D. 88 x H. 73 /cm.
Carlo Scarpa was an Italian architect and designer from Venice. He studied at the Royal Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia. By 1926, he was certified in Architectural Design and then worked in the Venetian studio of architect Guido Cirilli until 1931. Scarpa was deeply influenced by materials, landscapes, Venetian and Japanese cultures, and modernism. His work featured clever glass and furniture designs, combining historical consciousness, meticulous attention to detail and traditional craftsmanship with a modern aesthetic.
The illustration of the 'Mexana Simon' model was featured in the early edition of G. Gramigna's Catalogue.