Tobia Scarpa is an Italian architect and designer. He was born on August 1, 1935, in Venice, Italy. Scarpa comes from a family of architects and designers, with his father, Carlo Scarpa, being a renowned architect as well. Tobia Scarpa gained recognition in the field of industrial design and furniture design. He collaborated with Knoll International, creating innovative and stylish designs. His work often combined functionality with artistic flair, showcasing a keen eye for aesthetics and craftsmanship. Scarpa's designs encompassed a wide range of products, including lighting fixtures, furniture, and home accessories. Some of his notable works include the "Bastiano" sofa and armchair. Tobia Scarpa's contributions to design have been internationally acclaimed, and his works have been exhibited in renowned museums and galleries around the world. He continues to be regarded as a prominent figure in the field of Italian design.