Rethinking Carlo Scarpa “Matrice”
Materiality matters
Vicenza, IT

For the design of a prestigious apartment in Milan, the tiles of a new stone floor were designed and handmade by Venetian craftsmen. The challenge for these artisans was to create a floor tile which expressed the unique disorder found on site during demolition. Inserts of Thassos marble, irregularly positioned according to a rule, within a bed of white cement and Carrara marble chips, aims to recreate the image of the wooden laths which served as substructure for the original parquet floor.

Carlo Scarpa, Fondazione Showroom Olivetti, Venezia, 1957-58