Tobia Scarpa was born in Venice on January 1st, 1935. He started working in the field of glass in Murano in 1958. Worked closely with Afra Scarpa, and together created many successful pieces in the knoll international collection. Tobia Scarpa works in the fields of architecture, design and restoration. Sarpa graduated in architecture from the University of Venice in 1969 and in the same year received the "Compasso d’Oro" prize for his Soriana Sofa.