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Davide Groppi


Piacenza, Italy

The maestro of light combines simplicity, lightness, emotion, invention and amazement into ethereal lamps.

From the end of the Eighties, starting from a very small laboratory in the historic center of Piacenza, Davide Groppi has invented and produced lamps with the homonymous brand.

Over time, his creative and entrepreneurial independence has allowed him to develop original and recognizable projects, distributed all over the world.

Projects that come from the heart and the brain, intuitions that emerge from a certain way of being and thinking, where simplicity, lightness, emotion, invention and amazement are the fundamental elements.

Davide Groppi's lamps are born from the need to give shape to a need or a meaning.

His inspirations are art, ready-made, magic, the desire to do things with your hands or simply the desire to play and joke with light.

Light, for Davide Groppi, is a wonderful opportunity to seduce and excite.

Davide Groppi has always worked with a close-knit group of collaborators, with whom he shares all ideas. During his many years of activity, Davide Groppi has developed projects and installations together with various design companies including: De Padova, Boffi, Paola Lenti and Christofle. There are countless jobs around the world: homes, shops, museums.

The activity in the hospitality sector is significant. Some of the most important starred chefs have chosen Davide Groppi's light for their restaurants: Albert Adrià, Massimo Bottura, Massimiliano Alajmo, Moreno Cedroni, Carlo Cracco, Gennaro Esposito, Giancarlo Perbellini, Ciccio Sultano and many others.

Davide Groppi's work has been repeatedly recognized through publications and awards. We remember the Edida award, in 2011, for the Sampei lamp; the Design Plus Award, in 2014, for the Neuro lamp; the double XXIII ADI Compasso d'Oro, in 2014, for the Nulla and Sampei lamps; the ADI Compasso d'Oro Honorable Mention in Tetatet, in 2016. The ADI Compasso d'Oro award is considered the most historic and prestigious design award in the world.

As part of the “Quirinale Contemporaneo” project, inaugurated in 2019, the Sampei and Origine lamps illuminate the interiors of the Quirinale Palace, the President of the Republic's Studio alla Vetrata and the First Representation Room respectively. The Origine lamp also enriches the interiors of the Italian Embassy to the Holy See, for the “Contemporanei a Palazzo Borromeo” initiative.