Tobia Scarpa works in the field of architecture, design and restoration. In 1969 he earned a degree in architecture form the Università di Venezia and the same year he won the 'Compasso d'Oro' award for the 'Soriana' easy chair. For his work as a designer, he has received many other awards, such as 'If Industrie Forum Design Hannover' in 1992. In addition, some of the objects he has designed are exhibited in the most important museums worldwide, beginning with the 'Libertà' 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). The Benetton facilities are still today considered true aesthetic-functional paradigma, and exemplary works of industrial architecture.
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 work in the fields of architecture and design in Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington. In 2008 he celebrated his career with a “Compass d’oro” award.