About Tobia Scarpa
The son of architect Carlo Scarpa, Tobia Scarpa was born and has spent his career in Italy. He collaborated with his wife, Afra, on designs for nearly every major international company such as Flos, Cassina, Knoll and B&B Italia. Together they developed a vocabulary for accessible luxury design based on expanding technology and a wide variety of materials. Scarpa was commissioned, along with Pier Castiglioni, to design the first models for the lighting company Flos started by Dino Gavina. The Scarpas also worked in commercial architecture and interior design, especially later in their career. Some of their best-known work was for the Benetton clothing company.
Professionals in the evocative language of light, Flos is an exquisite Italian lighting designer that has spent the last 50 years finding new ways to add warmth and illumination to modern homes. Their iconic designs are the results of decades of collaboration with design masters such as Philippe Starck and Antonio Citterio. FLOS’s lighting solutions exist in the delicate interstices between art and design, the imagined and the real. Chaplins’ vast collection of luxury FLOS lighting is dazzlingly alive, and is sure to provide elegance and style to any contemporary living setting – even when they’re switched off.