Tobia Scarpa works in the field of architecture, design and restoration. In 1969 he earned a degree in architecture form the University di Venezia and the same year he won the 'Compasso d'Oro' award for the 'Soriana' easy chair. He has received many other awards, such as 'If Industrie Forum Design Hannover' in 1992. Some of his works are exhibited in the most important museums like the 'Liberty' chair at the Louvre in Paris. In the architecture field he works with public and private clients such as the Benetton Group for whom he designed the entire complex in the industrial area of Castrette di Villorba (Treviso). Since 2002 Scarpa has taught in the Design Department of the Istituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice. In October 2004 the Istituto Italiano di Cultura hosted a one-person exhibition of his architectural and design works in Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington.