The laccati neri e rossi series was first presented at the 22nd Venice Biennale (1940) and received great press coverage.
This series included intensely-coloured glass, presenting a Chinese lacquer-like texture.
The objects were red, black, two-toned (red and black), with horizontal or vertical incalmo .
To obtain a bright red colour, Scarpa used a material made of minuscule lamp-worked glass spheres incorporated into the glass mass.
Because of its particular complexity, very few pieces were produced.