The Object of Exception Place Setting by Carlo Scarpa

  • 1982© Photo Molteni & Motta
    At the table with Carlo Scarpa

    It was during a meeting between Cleto Murari and Carlo Scarpa in 1977 that a place setting able to unite the classic with the modern was created, offering a reinterpretation of the past, now characterized by major functionality. The shape of the pieces adapt themselves to the anatomy of the hand, as with its five prongs of the fork, the roundness of the spoon, and the lengthening of the knife’s hand for a better positioning of the blade. It was a period of experimentation in the field of artisan manufacturing of gold and silver in which the Venetian master realized the place setting for the Vicentian designer, a proof of their artistic fellowship based upon the constant research of the synthesis between functionality and formalism.
    Its historical value has been recognized the world over: the set is exposed at New York’s Metopolitan and Moma museums.